Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) is pleased to present the work of Becky Albright, Fiber Artist and Gyotaku Printmaker.
Becky: “As a fiber artist I have always been fascinated by surface designs of all types. I have been working with fiber art and capturing nature prints for over 15 years. And I discovered a technique called Gyotaku about 10 years ago. And after I retired from my teaching career, I had time to really develop it, and study it, and work with my Gyotaku.
Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese technique that was started in the 1800s by fishermen to record their catches. And that’s what I am continuing to do for people who have trophy fishes. They keep their bragging rights forever, and they have a very unique piece of wall art in a way that camera cannot capture.”
“It’s a fascinating technique where I take a fish. I clean it up. I paint on the fish and I do a direct transfer of that to fabric or in the traditional way to rice paper. One of the things I really enjoy about my Gyotaku work is capturing the memories for different people. This is an example of a fish that was caught by a 94 1/2-year-old woman. And it is now a forever piece of art, and it captures their memories. Every fish has a tale.
If you would like to see more of my work, you can visit me at my Facebook page or at mnartists.org.”
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