Christopher Jobson writes on the colossal art and design site Colossal:

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful.

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin [via John Shirley]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • texmex

    did this with layers of glass in 1965 (flowers)…exhibited at toledo museum of art…

  • http://gravatar.com/den85730 den85730

    This is some beautiful work. I have to say that it’s much better looking than any fishing lure I have ever aquired. I mean that as a compliment, of course. The details are amazing.

  • http://www.xiomakennels.com Sally

    I am stunned…wonderful

  • http://www.squidoo.com/blackmoorgoldfishcare-how-to-care-for-your-moor-goldfish manuel

    Love your work its awsome . )

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=641765868 Chierchia Gerardo

    http://www.goldfishinspiration.com/
    in this page you can find the tutorial in how to paint 3d goldfish.