Project Description

Leighton Blackwell

Leighton Blackwell is one of the only Ozone artists that is a true Newport native. In addition, he comes from a background of building, love of the environment, and a present of spearfishing and natural observation that stokes his creative resources.

Solving the artist’s conundrum of ‘starving artist’, Leighton would catch the fish, print the fish in an ancient Japanese method called ‘Gyotaku’ and then he’d eat the fish. This piece was based off of an actual fish print pulled from a prize catch and then its hand painted facsimile becomes a new homage to the fish.

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