Gyotaku – Fish Rubbing is an inked impression or mono print of an actual fish in all it’s detail size and girth. Earliest samples of Japanese Gyotaku – Fish Rubbing date back as early as the 1700’s, during the Edo era. They present a crude yet accurate record of the fish and later became a means of preserving the bragging rights of a trophy sized fish.
Gyotaku - Fish Rubbing slipped into obscurity with the advent of photography.
Mya DeRyan is one of an rare few artists in North America to practice the art of
Fish Rubbing, professionally.