Friday, July 01, 2016

Fish on Friday

Gyotaku prints are rubbings made by painting or rolling a pigment onto a fish and making a print directly from the fish.

1 comment:

JL said...

Humans are fascinating. I wonder how this practice started. What made someone think "I'll just add pigments to the skin of this fish I actually caught for dinner, then put paper on it and make a record of this catch." Hmm. Maybe it was a way to stop fish from growing after they are caught: "once I caught a fish that was this big [holding hands some distance apart, where the hands grew farther apart with each telling]."