Menai Strait Pollock A3
We walk our dogs past the Menai Strait everyday. Rob, who's a keen fisherman and lives on the waterfront, knows I print. He ran out after me one day with a small bag containing this pollock.
Pollock are plentiful in the local water and they are a member of the Cod family. So it has three fins across the top and two on the bottom. These are quite fleshy compared to a bass or bream, which makes them quite tricky to print from. They retract much faster and also smudge when printing.
This pollock print will fit in a standard A3 frame. It's printed on a Japanese paper which has been 'wet mounted' to a second piece of Japanese paper. If you can imagine after printing over a 3D object, the paper gets a bit out of shape and wouldn't look good in a frame. So the wet mounting is to flatten the print. This process is an ancient technique practiced in Japan for over 1000 years.
Every print I do comes with a certificate explaining when and where the specimen was caught and when it was printed.
It will be posted out in a poster tube, wrapped in acid free tissue paper with the certificate. Postage to the UK is free.