SOCKEYE ORIGINAL GYOTAKU ON RICE PAPER
Original gyotaku print by Corinne Danzl
Artist's narrative: The ancient art of Gyotaku can be expressed in a range of styles. This original would fall under the category of "purist" Gyotaku. In other words a print where the only thing that is touched up afterward is the eye. Some Gyotaku artists of the purist mindset don't even do that but I think painting in the eye brings life to my artwork.
"Gyotaku" is a traditional Japanese ink-printing method used by Japanese fishermen to document their catch.
Each Ink Goes Wild Alaska Gyotaku fish rub is an ink rubbing of an actual fish which was caught by Corinne or her husband Keith in Resurrection Bay. They call Seward, which is nestled between majestic mountain peaks on one side and Resurrection Bay on the other, on south-central Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, their home.