"From its conception, the mission of the studio has been to elevate the natural world and the One who created it."
big or small, I ink it all!
leslie charleville gyotaku artist
Honor the animal. Printing is proof it lived! My art form, gyotaku, is the ancient Japanese practice of "fish rubbing," which was originally used to document a fisherman's catch. I commemorate the lives of all kinds of critters - alligators, crawfish, swordfish, sand dollars, squid, and octopi, just to name a few - through my artwork.