Dating back to mid-19th century Japan, gyotaku is a form of printing that uses a real fish to create a print or rubbing. Each piece is produced when a fish is laid on a wood bench and painted on one side with sumi ink. A piece of paper or textile is then applied to the inked side to create a print. This original piece is a rice paper rubbing created by Dwight Hwang and depicts the aggressive and powerful Barramundi.
Original gyotaku print on Japanese rice paper. Stamped and signed by the artist. Unframed.