Friday, 23 November 2012

Fish on Friday

A bit of a hybrid: the head from an experimental Gyotaku print made with a bream, collaged on a wooden letterpress print body. This print is currently on show at The Old Passage Inn in Arlingham, Gloucestershire, in a fish-themed exhibition.
Gyotaku is a Japanese print method. Fishermen painted their catch with non-toxic paint and then covered the fish with shoji paper and rubbed gently to transfer an image to the paper. The fishermen then had proof of the size of their fish.
Gyo = fish, Taku = rubbing or print.

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