Jocasta Shakespeare

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Gyotaku Cormorant Dive
Artform: 
Mixed Media

Unique Japanese Gyotaku fish art from £99. Gyotaku is the 18th Century tradition of recording fish catches using ink painted onto the body of the fish and then covered with rice paper, to take an impression. I have developed this technique using gesso, oils, and raw pigment; texturising and glazing. I travel around the world, working with local fishermen to source fish. I take a first press of fish bodies on location, then finish in the Studio. Since Covid has restricted travel, I have been working with fish from the Osney Mead market - a fantastic local resource. One of my favourite fish to work with are wild Sea Bass. The biggest I have used so far are Colombian Tarpon. I love making images that are evocative, dreamy, mythical and symbolic. For more info see https://vimeo.com/429801304 Follow me on Instagram jocastaartoninista

Venue

23 High Street
Watlington
Watlington
OX495PZ
Telephone: 
07967 759119
Instagram: 
Email: 
jocasta.shakespeare@gmail.com
Facilities available: 
Open Studio

Opening Dates and Times

May 2021
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Times: 
10am-6pm