Gyotaku is a Japanese technique that
was started in 1862. The literal
translation is gyo=fish and
taku=rubbing. We all know fishermen
are notorious for forgetting the way it
really happened after a long day out in
the elements. Gyotaku was a helpful
way for them to keep accurate records
of their catches.
Gyotaku has gained traction as a
popular nautical art form in the United
States since the late 1960s.
Gyotaku is done by inking a fish and molding
rice paper to the body of the fish to pull off a
fish rubbing. While gyotaku is specifically
fish art, there are many objects found in
nature that make great art prints.
We, F.M. Steingress and Cat Wondergem,
spend a lot of time meticulously preparing
the fish to get the best quality fish print
possible. We use high quality, handmade rice
paper, and oil based block printing ink. Most
of the fish we print are ones we find locally in
the Low Country of South Carolina.
Thanks for checking out our website. Please
peruse our gyotaku prints and note cards.
They make a unique gift that friends and
family will treasure. All fish prints are
originals, NOT reproductions.
by F. M. Steingress and Cat Wondergem
2316 South Island Rd.
Georgetown, SC 29440
Check back regularly for new images of our fish prints and updates on
our show schedule. Remember that all of our work is unique. While we
may have several "pulls" of the fish you like, each is unique and subject
to prior sale.