Printing with real fish in Buffalo

Dead fish? In the library?


A special art class was held at the Buffalo Library recently - Gyotaku, the Japanese art of printing with actual fish.

Buffalo staff had this to say.

Patrons painted the outside of these fish (a red snapper and a monkfish) and then imprinted them on T-shirts or fabric.  Tamara also brought rubber fish molds for those folks who didn't want to touch a dead fish.  :) The results were very interesting! 

Needless to say, our back workroom had a strong fishy smell by the end of the evening. 

The participants LOVED this unique art project.

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