• Flying Octopus Limited Edition

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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 limited edition, museum quality reproduction print is made from an original rice paper rubbing created by Dwight Hwang and depicts a peaceful octopus gliding through the depths.

Reproduction giclée print. Limited edition. Signed by Dwight Hwang. Unframed.

Dwight Hwang
Fishing For Gyotaku
Giclee Print On Art Rag Paper
Print Type:
United States
Multi, White
W 20” H 12”
1 lbs
Founded in 2011 by Southern California artist Dwight Hwang, Fishing For Gyotaku presents the Japanese art of gyotaku, a traditional art that uses fish to make beautiful, accurate prints. Used by fisherman to record their catch, gyotaku printing—which Hwang learned while living in Japan—creates images more beautiful than a photo and more eco-friendly than taxidermy.
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