BECKY ALBRIGHT, GYOTAKU & FIBER ARTIST, MN FISH ART
I am a long time resident of the Alexandria lakes area having been raised in Henning, MN. I graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. After retiring from my teaching career in the Alexandria school system I am now able to pursue my own visual and fiber art interests. The journey continues!
My current focus is making Gyotaku art incorporated with my fiber art. I use real Minnesota fish and the traditional Japanese gyotaku printmaking technique to create my unique one-of-a-kind fish art.
I find my gyotaku art is not only a detailed record of one's catch, but a unique art decor addition to any home, office, den, cabin or business. My gyotaku capture the exact detailed anatomy and size of the fish in a way that photography and taxidermy cannot. Yes, I do commision work to capture one's trophy catch! Bragging rights preserved.
My art inspiration comes from nature and what surrounds me every day. Whether I am memorializing the beauty of fish through my Gyotaku fish rubbings or using Eco printing and fabric dyeing with leaves and flowers, my hope is to inspire people to better appreciate and take care of nature in every way.