This “Fish” hand beached art-print is a main art object from my first solo exhibition which took place in Vladivostok in June. It was quite a task to make a hand bleached stencil on such wholecloths. It’s not easy to prevent bleaching damages on graphics while making even small prints but I’m happy to have such positive outcomes and I’m sure it’s just a start.
The print consists of 3 pieces which were printed separately. The main object is a fish. It’s quite symbolic in many cultures. And I in particular like this graphic symbol as a reference to my homeland at the Sea of Japan and its cultural and spiritual roots. Other subjects such as flowers, plants, animals, insects symbolize the unity of Nature.
Here are a few photos from the bleaching of one of the clothes:
Here you can see a bright orange stencil:
The bleaching process takes only a few minutes, so I should be highly concentrated at the moment:
This artwork was the most bright, special and my personal favorite, that’s why I chose it to place on the invitation card for my exhibition:
You might also be interested to check this posts about my other nature and fish prints:
NATURE PRINT BLACK DRESS
ORANGE QUILTED BAG WITH PRINTED FISH
HOW I MAKE HAND BLEACHED PRINTS