Attaining wealth is one of the objectives of a productive life. The pursuit of prosperity involves three cycles: creating wealth, sustaining wealth and increasing wealth – all seamless and interconnected, without beginning or end.
The red knot – the mystic knot, or the endless knot, because it looks like it swallows its own tail – here represents the interlocking nature of the wealth cycle … and the koi show us how to bring them all together.
I drew this because, today, success and social prestige are often measured in proportion to wealth – and the loop that this creates has no beginning or end.
The piece depicts gold coins and Chinese metal money – both symbols of wealth creation.
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80cm x 60cm x 2cm (Canvas size)
Acrylic and Resin on Cotton Canvas (Framed)
Wooden Tray Frame