Songbird Warbler Bird Nature Print - 13x19 Unframed
Songbird Warbler Bird Nature Reproduction Print by Dwight Hwang. Printed twice in two different poses after which, the bird was carefully buried where it had most likely struck a window. Later, this was digitally layered on a suminagashi print that was created a week prior. Makes a great gift for that special bird enthusiast, Asian art collector or nature lover or any one who loves birds and appreciates this combination of two unique Japanese art forms.
-Materials: Art paper, ink
Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese alternative to Taxidermy that began several hundred years ago by an ingenious calligrapher. Meant as a way to record a proud catch for fishermen, it is also a stunning art form. All of my prints are done in the old, traditional "direct" method where Sumi ink is applied directly onto the fish and then covered with Washi paper to produce an exact, mirror image of the specimen.
Dwight creates classical gyotaku art, restricting himself to the traditional materials but working tirelessly to push not only the art but himself to bring awe, memories, and quiet contemplation to viewers worldwide. Partnered with institutions like NOAA, Scripps, Patagonia, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, his work has been exhibited in museums, displayed in hospitality such as the Four Seasons, and showcased in publications including Forbes.