Gyotaku Prints of Fish and Crustaceans in Southeast Alaska

 

By Tinker, Julia

70 p., 47 color plates, 8 x 10

Format: Paper 

Price: $40.00

Published: 2019

Join Julia Tinker—avid explorer, angler, and artist—in her travels as she recounts her multiyear journey captaining her boat through the beautiful waters surrounding Ketchikan and Prince of Wales. Her mission is to delve into the diverse ecosystems and catch fish and crustaceans for her gyotaku prints, a traditional Japanese art form using fish pressings painted over with watercolor.

This book is one of the few books on this popular art form. It is a visual adventure through gorgeous paintings and color photographs; a vibrant depiction of life at sea in southeast Alaska—as well as a celebration of the importance of marine life for the indigenous communities in the area.

Julia Tinker is an artist who works with mixed media, combining the traditional Japanese art form of gyotaku with watercolor to create unique paintings of fish and crustaceans from Southeast Alaska.