The concentric circles of the water and the bodies of the fish are completely pieced, with just the bubbles appliqued. The dimensional quality of the seams are emphasized by the mounting. While the overall design reads as a whole, each piece of fabric has an individual story, revealed as you move closer.
I used some of my favorite deep blue batiks here, and I thought Koi Pond was about representing the depth of the water and the play of the orange fish against the blue water. However, everyone else seems to think this piece is about marriage or commitment, and about moving together through dark waters. Not coincidentally, it is my husband's favorite of my work. He agreed I could sell it because I told him I'd make one with longer proportions to hang above our bed.
Thanks for looking at my Koi Pond.