Kim Workman – Gyotaku

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Way back in April, I was flicking around on TV, and stopped and gawked at a segment on an artists work on PBS’s “Artloft”.  Googled the artists name, Kim Workman, her studio, Kimian, and started corresponding with her.  Today,  the first four works arrived, and I’m still gawking in wonder at them, this time on my gallery walls.  The process is “Gyotaku” (ghee-o-tah-ku), and is Japanese for “fish rubbing”.  An actual fish is inked, then removed to obtain an exact image, then made into a wondrous artwork by Ms Workman.  The artist lives in Cudjoe Key, is self-taught, and draws from her childhood experiences as a daughter of a marine biologist, exploring the barrier islands on the Gulf of Mexico, then later, the coast of South America.  I adore everything about them…..w3w4

2 Responses to “Kim Workman – Gyotaku”

  1. Adele Says:

    Wow! These are fantastic. Interestingly, our son-in-law’s uncle lives in Japan and as a present several years ago, he sent them some lovely traditional gyotaku prints, in black and indigo inks and they have become their favorite artwork.

    Perhaps Kim will visit you in the gallery sometime soon, and go fishing in Anguilla!

  2. frank Says:

    That’s a wild and wonderful coincidence!

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