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Jaxsfish

Jaxsfish

 

Gyotaku (gee-yo-tah’-koo) is an ancient Japanese art form traditionally used by fishermen, Japanese nobility and artists to record the details of their catch. Gyotaku means Fish Rubbing and is a type of nature printing; using various techniques to transfer the beauty of nature from the object to paper or fabric. In Gyotaku the artist applies paint to the surface of the catch. The fish is then covered with fabric or with Japanese paper and carefully pressed to produce a striking and sensitive representation of the form and feeling of the subject. Using this method of printing, no two Gyotaku paintings are the same and none are perfect- yet they present an honorable, dramatic and artistic memory of the fish.

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