Menai Strait, Line Caught Sea Bass Gyotaku Printed and Wet Mounted.
This bass was caught on a line by a local fisherman here in North Wales. It was caught on the Menai Stait.
Bass are my favourite fish to print the definition you get on the scales is wonderful. This bass is printed on Chinese mulberry paper.
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 has now been mounted to a gesso board measuring 645x305mm. It is then varnished and supplied in a floating oak frame ready to go on a wall.
Shipping to the UK is free. If you are interested in having the print framed and mounted please send me a message.