Menai Strait Lobster, Gyotaku Printed and Wet Mounted.
This lobster was caught in a pot by a local fisherman here in North Wales. It was caught in the Menai Stait.
Lobster are a challenge to print as they are so 3 dimensional. Its very tricky printing the legs and their antenna. This lobster is printed on Chinese mulberry paper measuring 69.5x34cm.
Printing is just the first part of the process. After printing, the paper is cockled and wouldn’t lay flat in a frame. To achieve a flat print I use the traditional wet mounting process that has been used in the east for centuries. This process takes 24hours.
When it is flattened, I sign the print and stamp it with my Hanko.
The print is unique no two prints are ever the same. It will be sent unmounted and unframed. It will be rolled in a poster tube and protected with acid free tissue paper.
Shipping to the UK is free. If you are interested in having the print framed and mount please send me a message.