Opahs, or Moonfish, are deeply keeled, compressed, discoid fish with conspicuous coloration: the body is a deep red-orange grading to rosy on the belly, with white spots covering the flanks
This is a reproduction of the original print that has been made as a giclee on paper similar to Western watercolour paper.
Conceived in mid-19th century Japan as a way to record impressive fishing catches, gyotaku prints are sublime tributes to the struggle, and the respect, between man and the denizens of the deep. As one of the few artists practicing the traditional Japanese methods involving sumi and washi (ink and paper), Dwight Hwang's remarkable works reveal a tenderness and reverence for both the fish he is immortalizing and the legacy of the gyotaku craft.
Click here to see a beautiful video of Dwight Hwang demonstrating the traditional Japanese art form of Gyotaku.
Measures 13" x 19"