Life in any form thrives only after many hurdles – and this piece depicts the struggle to begin life and to triumph. The Kois swim against current the same way our lives sometime move away from orthodoxy as we try to forge our own paths. The piece attempts to capture the courage and determination that the koi symbolise. Their circular movement helps the Koi gain momentum, illustrating their fortitude even in the toughest of times.
The colours in this piece represent the muddy, murky, unclear realms that must be traversed while reaching out for higher ground.