White Musselcracker Gyotaku
White Musselcracker Gyotaku


White Musselcracker Gyotaku

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Gyotaku is the process of creating prints from fish that I have speared/caught. By covering them with non-toxic ink and pressing fabric over them, I can lift the print from the fish itself! 

I began the process of Gyotaku in order to produce an aesthetic art piece that respectfully memorialises the life of the animal I harvested for my consumption. I discovered that I was not merely memorialising a catch, but a whole experience. These print represents more than just a fish, but the invaluable memories that came with it. 

After catching the fish and the joy that comes with the experience of being in the sea, I merge my passion for fishing with my other great passion – fine art. I love the process of making these prints almost as much as I love the experience of catching the fish. The cherry on top is the meal I get to share with my loved ones after the process is complete.

White Musselcracker are the Holy Grail of my local waters. They can be extremely skittish, requiring experience and stealth to target the larger fish. Any sudden movement, even a glance in the wrong direction, could chase these timid fish away! 

This is the biggest fish that I have printed and I am very proud to put it up for sale!