Artist's description:

I used the traditional Japanese Fish Printing method of indirect printing using archival etching ink on white silk. The silk is laid over the fish (crab) and the ink is applied in layers on top of the silk using a tampo (silk covered cotton) to produce the image underneath. Each leg, shell, and claw is printed separately to produce a complete image. I use 8 to 10 layers of color to produce an accurate image. The silk is mounted on handmade bamboo paper and a primed wooden backer board. My signature kanji means "Nature's Teacher". Spending my life in nature, on the beaches, and under the oceans, I have been taught so much. Hopefully, you will enjoy this beautiful example of that nature.

Materials used:

Archival etching ink on silk, mounted on handmade bamboo paper and primed wood backerboard

Dungeness Crab: Gyotaku on Silk (2016)

$300

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This artwork is sold by Paul Blake from United States

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