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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
Two Black Drums - Japanese Style Gyotaku Painting on Mulberry Paper of Two Fish

2021

$1,650

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Artist Jeff Conroy is an avid fisherman. He is also an accomplished artist. He brought these two disciplines together by learning the art of Gyotaku Painting. After having caught this drum fish near his home outside the city of Chicago, he then takes an impression of the fish using sumi ink. Once "printed" to a pale grey mulberry paper, he then meticulously paints in the details seen here. The mulberry paper has a soft hue with a watered pattern and slightly wavy texture adding the overall feel of the artwork. This artwork is unframed. Contact the gallery for framing options. Jeff Conroy Two Black Drums sumi ink and watercolor on mulberry paper 25h x 37w in 63.50h x 93.98w cm JEC061 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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