Memories related to fish, pictures
When I was young, my family always had fish tank. White, orange, yellow, and redfish roamed in the always clean tank. I loved looking at the fish tank blankly. Even as an adult, I always raise fish. I am currently raising blue bettas in a small fish tank. When looking at the fish tank, the movement of the fish and the flow of water between the fins deliver good energy. The sound of water coming out of the oxygen generator is also one of the white noises that calm the mind.
When I was in Germany, a friend gave me his meditation secret to look at a washing machine running endlessly. She explained to me why the boring habit helped to reduce some stress. Whenever she looked at tumbling movements, she could get away from the things she was worried about for a while. After relief, when she looked back again, realized that those worries and stress were not a big deal. That's why I remind of her life tip when I discovered the same situation as a déjà vu in front of a washing machine. In this way, another of my meditation techniques is to look at the fish without thinking. You can observe the movement of the fish and the line of the flow, you will focus on the activity of the beautiful fish. And then you gradually move away from the problem.
I have loved to draw fish since I was a child. Because I wanted to capture the fish's happy and dynamic energy. However it was more difficult than any other croquis because it moved quickly. I was aiming for it and drawing it again and again. So there was always a lot of eraser powder around me. Still, I couldn't draw perfectly, but I liked my life mission. It was fascinating to capture the invisible energy and movement.
As an artist, I'm still drawing fish. I wanted to express and describe it properly, so I drew a piece of a tiny two fish in my first exhibition. My husband was amazed to see it. Because he was born after his mother had dreamed of two fish in the pond at night. Probably It seems that I have captured some energy without realizing it. This painting was sold at the first exhibition, and I drew the same two fish and gave it to my husband as a gift.
Since then, the fish in my paintings have grown and moved more vividly. Actually, I like drawing fish more than ever because it is the fastest and easiest.
If I draw fish, it is sold out, and I don't have it in my hands right now. So I have to draw again. Then it will be sold again. But strangely, it is not drawn often. It takes a lot of energy to complete the kind of quick painting in less than 30 minutes. In particular, I can't draw a picture of a fish when I'm exhausted and depressed.
This time, I wondered if there would be a way to draw a large number of fish using less energy. So, I completed the fish artwork digitally.
When it's all done, I feel a sense of accomplishment. Today, I thought prehistoric primitive people must have supposed this way when they painted graving murals painting long ago. There is a feeling of primordial yet energizing energy that fills the mind, bright vitality.
Among the traditional patterns in Korea, the representative symbol of the fish pattern is in Temple. It means to expect good things to happen and to reject bad energy. I hope that this blessed energy will surround everyone. Also, fish are often depicted in Buddhism because of the character that not only do they not close their eyes when they are awake or asleep (actually, they have no eyelids - they just appear to not sleep), but they do not close their eyes even when they die. It is said that this symbolizes that the buddhist practitioner should continually diligently cultivate the way like a fish. In Christianity, the fish symbol was used as a password to secretly confess the uniqueness and faith of Jesus Christ by the saints of the early church, who Rome was persecuting.
These symbolic meanings and pictures of fish are often seen around us.
I hope that I will be able to see fish in the pond of my dreams today because of these fish. The future production process will be posted on the info menu on my website.
The Christmas is just a few days away. Most of all, I hope everyone is as prosperous, vibrant, and healthy as the fish in the pond.
Myungja Anna Koh
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