Digital Gyotaku <br> </i>(Gyotaku is the Japanese art of fish-printing)

DAVID VERSLUIS
Digital Gyotaku
(Gyotaku is the Japanese art of fish-printing),
Scanned Assemblage/Giclée Print, 2009

David Versluis has been teaching graphic design and art at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa since 2001. Versluis studied art at Calvin College (BFA degree) and Western Michigan University (MFA degree). He is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

This piece responds allusively to tension between the technical aspects of digital images and the intention of the artist who makes them. Thinking of the fish image as metaphor was the primary goal with these digitally produced pieces from the Spirit Lake, Iowa fish series. In this piece the primordial fish image is a simile that senses the intrinsic tension between the computer as artistic medium and the artist's traditional tools.

David Versluis's work is produced through digital photography, digital collage techniques, and eight-color giclée printing. Digital collage is a new media, in the form of binary data that can result in expressing highly personal artistic work.

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