Dating back to mid-19th century Japan, gyotaku is a form of printing that uses a real fish. To create each piece a fish is laid on a wood bench and painted on one side with sumi ink. A sheet of paper or textile is then applied to the inked side to create a print. This photo reproduction is rich with the subtle imperfections and was created by artist and Fishing For Gyotaku founder Dwight Hwang. Depicting a life-sized tilapia or ‘St Peter’s Fish,’ this print is stamped with Hwang’s name in kanji characters and signed with his English name.
Scanned reproduction of an original gyotaku print by Dwight Hwang. Stamped and signed by the artist. Unframed.