Artist: Deep Hawaii Art
Title: "Mango" the Mahi Mahi Gyotaku
Medium: Custom Reproduction piece embellished with Prismacolors on rice paper (or on fine art paper) - Created to order.
Size: 18"x54." Unframed.
Lāna`i artist Kristin Belew painstakingly embellished this life-size reproduction of her Gyotaku print with PrismaColors. What a stunning presentation!
Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese style of fish printing where each original piece of art is taken right from the fish. Kristin applies acrylic paint to the actual fish then presses rice paper onto the specimen to receive the paint. She then adds in details! Each fish is eaten or used for bait afterwards.
Fun facts from Krisin:
"Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) are often sought out by fishermen because of the fight they put up and because they make a great meal! I love Mahi for their colors. These fish can be bright yellows, neon greens and brilliant blues.
This Mahi was caught on a charter fishing trip offshore Lāna`i and fed several families. As I work up my fishes their names come to me. This was a female Mahi who lots of dark spots, just like mangoes often do."