Gyotaku is the Oriental art of creating prints of genuine fish on delicate rice paper. This artform captures and reproduces the exact characteristics and features of an individual fish. First practiced in the early 1800’s in Asia, Gyotako provided an accurate means of measuring and recording a commercial fisherman’s actual catch. “Gyo” translates to “fish” and “taku” means “stone rubbing” in Japanese. Pete has expressed a variety of compositions, textures and colors through this unique artform, breaking through yet keeping with the traditional boundaries of this historic medium. Modern Gyotaku is a recognized form of art today and offers a creative, sophisticated alternative to physically mounting your fish with traditional taxidermy.
Don’t settle for imitations. Pete offers you the ONLY Gyotaku prints that are true Nantucket Natives. The fish are caught and printed here on our beautiful Island!
Pete grew up in central New York, on the Finger Lakes, and always had a love for fishing. At a young age, you couldn’t get Pete off the water. As an avid fishermen, Pete knew that he wanted to do more. In 1986, Pete moved to Nantucket Island and worked on a lobster boat where he fell in love with the ocean all over again. Pete then married and has two beautiful children that he decided to raise on Nantucket to be surrounded by the ocean. Today, Pete has taken his love for the water and has made a name for himself on this small Island he calls home.