big or small, I ink it all! leslie charleville | gyotaku artist
Leslie Charleville is a Louisiana artist who specializes in the 17th century Japanese art form of gyotaku, or fish rubbing. Originally, gyotaku was a means to document the size and species of a fishermans catch, by today, it has become an art form. Leslie not only uses fish as a subject, but has mastered the sophisticated technique on Louisiana's most popular mascot, the alligator.
"The art is secondary to the message I want to leave with people who I meet. More than anything, I want folks to look at what I do and recognize that's there a Light on L.Chareville Studios that transcends this world.....after all, it's not my talent to begin with. I just want to use it for good and make a difference in the lives of the people I encounter!" ~ Leslie Charleville