Menai Strait Lobsters, 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. These lobsters are both printed from the same lobster on Thai mulberry paper measuring 76x51cm.
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 would be a great addition to a coastal home or even a great gift for a seafood fan.
The print will be rolled and sent out in a poster tube wrapped in acid free tissue paper. I will use a tracked service.