The pine unfurls like a fan, like a fish tail swaying in the water. Emerging from entwined branches, carp and pine exist in beautiful harmony. The design draws from traditional auspicious elements. The pine symbolizes longevity, fish symbolizes prosperity. The artwork presents a visual contrast among the dynamic energy between the fish, and profound tranquil pine trees. We join philosophy with auspicious symbols to offer a new form of blessing.
Zhuang Zi’s The Butterfly Dream is a philosophical classic that presents a state of neither here nor there, both real and illusory and is the inspiration behind this design. Has the fish become the pine or has the pine become the fish? Another interesting way to view this piece, is whether the bottom part of the design is a tree trunk in the mountain range, or a Taihu rock under the lake? Only the viewer would know and take his or her imagination to fly.