Off Vashon Island, Washington
About the Artist
Artist and craftsman Dennis Moore unknowingly started toward fish rubbings on those fishing trips in the 1950's with his family camping and fishing the tributaries surrounding Mt. St.Helens in SW Washington. Over the years he worked in the fishing industry and became a fish biologist after graduating from Huxley College of Environmental Studies. Producing and studying fish in a 40 year career has given Dennis a sense of good resource stewartship removing from fishing holes or reefs only what's necessary to share the story through his rubbings. With a waste nothing philosophy, gyotaku for him is what happens between catching and eating the catch.
As a biologist and sportsman he sees his work as another form of preserving and sharing the memories of year-round fishing in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Member: Nature Printing Society