Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gyotaku with Horseshoe Crabs

Our latest development with fish printing is substituting a horseshoe crab for the fish! The aquarium where Brian works has a saltwater touch tank that represents the Champlain Sea (way back when Lake Champlain was connected to the Atlantic due to glaciers). It has sea stars, sponges, and horseshoe crabs. When a horseshoe crab went belly up, he brought it home to print. And what do you know, it actually came out pretty neat.

Crab painted and ready to print:

He printed the top of the crab on the front of some t-shirts, and the bottom of the crab on the backs. You can find some examples for sale on our Etsy site or at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, Vermont!