Gyotaku Impression taken from the surface of a Large Prawn
This prawn was donated to me by my son. He's a chef and was preparing for a competition and had a load of prawns for a recipe which he didn't need.
I've printed this on an A4 sheet of Chinese calligraphy paper using red ink. It takes a long time to prepare and ink a prawn and then position it ready to print. So although it's a small print, a lot of work goes into it.
Once the print is made, the paper isn't really good for framing as it gets wrinkled during printing. So I take a second sheet of paper and using a very ancient technique called wet mounting or Urauchi, I glue the first sheet to the second sheet on a board and during this process the print can be completely flattened ready to be framed.
Every print I do comes with a certificate explaining when and where the specimen was caught and when it was printed. As it's A4 in size, it will fit into an off the shelf frame.
It will be posted out in a white mount with the certificate. Postage to the UK is free.