Inspired by the Japanese tradition of Gyotaku prints originating from the mid-19th century fishermen documenting their catch. Over time the prints were used as an early form of photo transfer to record the memory of the catch before it is eaten. As well as a subtle boasting charm to show off to the other fishermen and family members. In this same process I have made transfer prints on rice paper of the underwear from women I have experienced and remain in my memory.
The Pantaku, Tokyo Catch (Diptych), 2010,
sumi ink on rice paper, dimensions variable