Artist: Deep Hawaii Art
Title: "Sunny" The Hawaiian Hogfish Gyotaku
Medium: Original acrylic, watercolor and PrismaColors on rice paper dry-mounted onto mat board. Unframed.
Size: 11" x 17"
Lāna`iartist Kristin Belew painstakingly embellished this life-size Gyotaku original of a Hawaiian Hogfish with watercolor and PrismaColors.
Fun facts from Kristin: "I printed this fish for those teeth!!!...and the beautiful colors. The Hawaiian Hogfish (Bodianus albotaeniatus) or a`awa is endemic, which means it is only found here in Hawaii. This fish was caught by a couple of kids on a bottom fishing trip. When the big fish aren't biting the trolling lures, we turn to the reefs for action. Although our reefs are filled with beautiful fish, many are very tasty as well. Shortly after printing this fish, I fileted it up for dinner. Like so many in the wrasse family, the Hawaiian Hogfishes all start life as female and if needed, the most dominant females will transition to males for mating purposes. Sunny was a mature female."