Hey there ,
Today I would like to write some thoughts about my Koi Fish Painting.
I try to send a message to the world with each painting, each mandala, each symbol on my canvas. trying to make people to look beyond the dots.
Like the Lotus Flower , Koi Fish legend gives us a beautiful lesson of Life.
Koi fish are a common symbol, as a representative species or icon for luck and prosperity, in both Chinese culture and Feng Shui.
The history goes way beyond that.
Many of the attributes of the koi symbolize several lessons and even trials individuals often encounter in life.
Koi Fish meaning in Japan is good fortune or luck they also are associated with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, the Koi fish symbolize good luck, success, prosperity , abundance and perseverance. Symbolic in Buddhism is to represent courage. Today the fish are considered to be symbolic of advancement materially and spiritually.
Many of the above described symbolic meanings of koi fish stem from the Chinese legend of the Dragon Gate in which a koi fish swam upstream, through waterfalls and other obstacles to reach the top of the mountain. At the top of the mountain was the "Dragon Gate". The legend says that when the koi finally reached the top, it became a dragon, one of the most auspicious creatures in Chinese culture.
Another legend states that the koi climb the waterfall bravely, and if they are caught, they face their death on the cutting board bravely like a samuri. In Japan, the word koi refers primarily to the wild variety. As a result, many of the country’s symbolic meanings for the fish refer to the wild variety instead of the fish species as a whole. One of the primary reasons the fish is symbolic in Japanese culture is because it is known for swimming upstream no matter what the conditions are. These fish are even said to swim up waterfalls. This is viewed as an absolute show of power because they will continue to swim upstream as if on a mission. They cannot be distracted or deterred by anything.
I have chosen double Koi in harmony with the center of Mandala Yin Yang. These Koi Fishes are as the Yin-Yang - the dance of life and harmony. Two koi also symbolize the birth sign, Pisces, the ability to go with the flow in life.
The border of this Triptych Painting are made with broken sea shells then painted in pearl white and gold colors.
The border of the Mandala are also made by different kind of sea shells.
Seashells have the natural ability to disperse negative energy. Due to their home being the Ocean which is concentrated in sea salt.
Shell stimulates intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability. It helps to enhance mental clarity and provides insight into decision-making.
Conch shells or cowrie shells have a special meaning in Feng Shui and they are said to enhance the travel luck and also to strengthen long distance relationship. Sea shells, according to Feng Shui provides relief from stress and offers a protective shield.
Swim in your own direction to find your own balance.
Love and Peace,
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.