'Octopus Tetricus'
Gyotaku print, sumi ink on rice paper
58cm x 77cm
$500
Originally from Kuching, Malaysia, Deryck now resides in Perth, WA. By day, he is a veterinarian working predominantly in the field of equine dentistry. By night, he creates Gyotaku prints. The print subjects are either caught himself, provided by his fishing buddies or commissioned by people who want a memorabilia of their prized catch. When he is not doing Gyotaku art, Deryck enjoys free diving and spear fishing, as well as kayak fishing. He also enjoys cooking for friends and family.

Gyotaku originated in Japan as a means of recording prized catches. Today, it has become a form of art.
The subject is thoroughly washed and then dried with a towel. Ink is painted on the fish and excess is dabbed off. Rice Paper or cotton is then placed on top of the subject and rubbed on to make an impression. Details are added after printing.

DERYCK TAN
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'Goatfish Gazing'
Gyotaku print, sumi ink on rice paper
58cm x 77cm
$650
'Gliding Cuttlefish'
Gyotaku print, sumi ink on rice paper
58cm x 77cm
$600
'Swallowtail Duo'
Gyotaku print, sumi ink on rice paper
52cm x 72cm
$700
'Marron from the Sweetwater'
Gyotaku print, acrylic on cotton
52cm x 72cm
$650
The Moonlighter
Gyotaku print, sumi ink on rice paper
52cm x 72cm
$400
'Octopus Defence'
Gyotaku print, sumi ink on rice paper
52cm x 72cm
$700