The Art of Gyotaku by Samantha Daigle
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
As an avid fisher it was an act of serendipity that I was introduced to fishing printing while studying Fine Arts at Georgian College. At first taken as a challenge it has grown into a large part of my art practice and created a bridge between both of my passions of fishing and printmaking.
Hundreds of years ago Japanese fishermen developed a way of
recording their catches, they called it Gyotaku; Gyo meaning fish,
Taku meaning print. By using ink and rice paper they created an
undeniable image of their prized catch. Traditionally the fisher men
used non-toxic inks as they would at times print live fish then release them. Hanging these prints in your home is said to bring good luck.
Come and see this exciting demo. You will have a chance to try doing it. All items will be supplied