Herring Gyotaku Print
Herring is a new fish for me. I've enjoyed working with them. I have used premium quality black acrylic ink. The fish eyes are hand painted after printing. It is signed by myself, Jane Evans as well as using my hanko stamp, the traditional method of marking artwork in Japan. The print measures 50cm x34cm approx and is on a Chinese mulberry calligraphy paper. This paper is strong yet flexible so ideal for shaping over fish.
Producing the print is only the first part of the process. Once printed the paper is cockled and will not lie flat in a frame. It is therefore mounted. I am now using the traditional method for this which is to use a wheat paste to flatten the print and then adhere it to a second sheet of mulberry paper. This process takes 24 hours.
The print is supplied unframed or mounted and is simply wrapped in an acid free tissue paper and posted in a tube. Please note that for the purpose of photograph I have put it under a mount and it is not mounted properly so will lie flatter in a frame when done professionally.
Shipping within the Uk is free for this service.
If you would prefer the print to be framed, please drop me an email where I would be happy to discuss the options.
Thanks for taking the time to look. Jane