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Gyotaku Art

Gyotaku (Gyo 'fish' + taku 'rubbing or impression'), is the ancient Japanese art of fish printing and was once used as a way for fisherman to measure their catch in the mid-1800's. The subject (fish, crabs, shrimp, etc.) is painted with acrylic paint, rice paper is laid over it and gently rubbed to capture every detail. The paper is carefully removed leaving the impression of the subject. I then take a high resolution digital image or scan of the rubbing so that it can be reproduced in various formats and sizes. The images are printed on acid free, fine art paper using archival ink.

 


Rubbings are also available in my handcrafted, reclaimed wood frames at art shows, by special order and in select stores in the southeast. Please check the Art Show Calendar page for our list of upcoming art shows and email us with any special requests.

 

 






Prints are available in three sizes and shipped in a mailing tube. Domestic shipping is included in the price of each print. If ordering multiple prints a discounted shipping rate may be available. Please email us before ordering. Larger prints are also available in custom sizes and on canvas by special order.
Florida In-shore Slam
(Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout)



Florida Spiny Lobster







Mahi




Snook




Shrimp



In-Shore Slam
(Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout)




Mahi Mahi




Black Sheep



Mahi Ahi Mahi



Gator Head



Fish-a-Plenty



Bay Catch


Crabs



Heads & Tails
(two separate prints)


Sea Turtle


Yellowtail



Black Sheep



Lobster Duo



Multi-Color Gator Head

Blue Octopus

Maryland Crab

Red Snapper

Nautical Fish

Hogfish



Sheepshead



Blue Crab





Tuna




Redfish (Red Drum)



Freshwater Catch
(Large mouth bass, speckled perch, Bluegill)





Speckled Trout




Flip Flop Slam



Squid Trio


Oyster Shell



Appetizers



Octopus


Shrimp & Oysters


Keys Catch



Mini Turtles



Rainbow Trout



Bait Escape



Pompano



Apalachicola Oysters

All My Children