Artist, naturalist, writer, and lecturer James Prosek paints in the Gyotaku ("fish rubbing") style, a Japanese art form that traditionally uses carp, instead of a brush, as a tool to make nature prints. Prosek has mastered a variation that calls for the use of eels. Just watch what today's Wednesday Wonder produces.
My thanks to the PBS NewsHour, where I first saw the profile, part of the PBS video series Nature. The film The Mystery of Eels, featuring Prosek, debuted this past April.
Beginning in September, Prosek will be exhibiting in "James Prosek: The Spaces In Between" at Phillips Academy's Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts. Currently, he is showing, through August 4, in "Domestic, Wild, Divine: Artists Look at Animals" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.