I grew up in the East Bay, and currently live in Point Richmond, CA.
In 2008 I attended a workshop by the Nature Printing Society, and was immediately attracted to gyotaku, or Japanese fish (gyo) printing (taku).
This artform captures the details of scale, texture and essence of fish.
Fish make ideal subjects for printing. They are (usually) bi-laterally flattened; they have a variety of scale textures, and diversity of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes.
Also, they are readily available at local fish markets in the Bay Area.
Each fish species presents a unique challenge.
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