Chris Dewees: Fish Rubbing and Book Printing

On today's episode of "That's Life" Lois Richter spends some time with Chris Dewees, a local gyotaku artist. From the intricacies of fish printing to his poetry about the election, this interview will keep you listening! The beginning of the show is spent discussing the detailed nature of fish printing -- you, too, can fish print after a good listen. Then, the conversation ebbs and flows between his many ventures throughout his fish printing career as well as the history of fish printing, which is humorously referred to as a "new form of art." One exchange sums up the fun in this show when Lois asks about Chris printing an octopus, "How do you print something so squishy?" And Chris responds immediately, "Carefully!"

Chris also has a new book coming out this spring called “About Gyotaku — Japanese Fish Printing”. Ask at the local bookstore for it.

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