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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 25 in. x W 37 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 25 in. x W 37 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 25 in. x W 37 in.
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Jeff Conroy
Blue Bayou - Gyotaku Style Japanese Sumi Ink Painting, Large Blue Octopus

2022

$2,800

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A Gyo-Tako print of large octopus is seen here in Jeff Conroy's work entitled "Blue Bayou". To achieve this remarkable painting, the artist inks the octopus using traditional sumi ink then "prints" it onto Mulberry paper - a soft, handmade paper. He then embellishes the details with watercolor to give extraordinary dimension and interest to its overall aesthetic. The artwork is unframed. Please contact the gallery for framing options. Jeff Conroy Blue Bayou sumi ink and watercolor on mulberry paper 25h x 37w in 63.50h x 93.98w cm JEC078 Gyotaku - A Japanese word translated from "gyo" meaning fish and "taku" meaning stone impression and is believed to get its inspiration from Chinese stone rubbings of calligraphy, which then gave rise to printing . This tradition dates back to the mid-1800s and was used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own. Prints were made using Sumi ink and Washi paper. It is rumored that Samurai would settle fishing competitions using Gyotaku prints. This original form of Gyotaku is still utilized today, and can be seen hanging in fish and tackle shops all over Japan.

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