If you are into unique, hand-crafted, nautical
decor, then you will definitely connect with the home accessories from FishAye
Owner and creator, John Doherty, uses the fish rubbing process, also known as Gyotaku to create one of a kind prints, perfect for any home. Gyotaku – Gyo meaning fish and Taku meaning imaging – originated in the Orient, dates all the way back to the early 1800s. This process originally started for fishermen to document their catches, but over time people have fallen in love with the gorgeous and special artwork created through it.
John likes to call himself a “fisherman artist.” He uses this ancient method “to make the image look as natural as can be. First, I mix up paint or ink and then apply it directly on the fish. Next, I simply cover the fish with fine paper or fabric and gently rub.” Each one of John’s prints are entirely one of a kind and are filled with beauty and history.
The Art of Gyotaku is a delicate and ever-changing art form. Prints from FishAye are the perfect way to stay close to the ocean and add a little piece of Cape Cod to your home. Also, it is said to bring the Fisherman good luck! You can find John’s products which range from serving trays, placemats and coasters, at our very own Love Local Collective, at his store in Harwich, or on his website.