Today Craig Cavin presented a Gyotaku demo at Artomatic@Frederick, where he is also showing his work.
It's believed that Gyotaku, or fish-printing, began as a way for 19th-century Japanese fisherman to keep a record of their catches. This is more efficient than the stuffing and mounting of prized fish. With Gyotaku you can have your trophy and eat it, too. For that reason, Craig suggests using acrylic paint instead of a more toxic substance. Acrylic also makes for an easy cleanup.
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The new year lands on the wrong day. January 1 is in the middle of winter and feels like an inauspicious time for new beginnings. Maybe it comes from years of starting school in the fall, but that's when I find myself eager for new projects and experiences. This year I'm getting my wish.
Artomatic is returning to Frederick in just a few weeks. If you visited or participated in Artomatic@Frederick 2011 you know what I'm talking about.
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