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"River Dreams Rainbow Trout." Gyotaku print. Reprinted with permission on pages 64-65 in the 2017 Honoring Our Rivers.

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"River Dreams Rainbow Trout." Gyotaku print. Reprinted with permission on pages 64-65 in the 2017 Honoring Our Rivers.

Heather Fortner

Heather Fortner is an artist living in Toledo, Oregon. She first saw gyotaku, a fish print, in 1976 on the island of Lana'i in the Hawaiian Islands and has been printing and studying this art form since. 

"The sea is an elemental part of my life. The art of fish rubbing resonates with me as the ultimate blend of the artistic and marine realms," says Fortner. 

http://heatherfortner.com/