"Gyotaku" is Japanese for fish rubbing.
A direct relief print is made by pressing rice paper over an actual fish. The same technique is used to make prints from leaves, shells, pieces of driftwood, or anything else from nature... use this link to learn more about this process
Meet the Artist: Mark Smith
Mark was raised in Brawley, in the Imperial Valley, in the low desert of Southern California. In his mother's art class in the backyard, he was first introduced to the world of art...click here to read more about the artist