I’ve been invited to do a solo show at Bellport Arts & Framing in Bellport, during June of this year- this show will feature my new work, which is going a little bit beyond Batik…. its Gyotaku!
Gyotaku is the ancient art of fish rubbing, used by Japanese fishermen to record their catch. It is usually done on rice paper with the sumi-e inks.
What I do, is take a piece of fabric I’ve already batiked, and then print on top of that. I will use fresh fish, or lots of interesting things, to create a painting. I may also print on plain fabric and then batik over it for some very interesting results. This process is even more involved than Batik, because its actually the combining of the two processes. I find it interesting and engaging to take very old methods (dying arts) and put new twists on them with modern materials.
There will be a reception for the show on Sunday June 24th, 2012 from 1 -3 pm at
Bellport Arts & Framing, 137 South Country Road, Bellport.
Open Wednesdays- Saturdays, 11 am – 5 pm