Koi at Chanticleer Garden, 2019

50.00 $

It was a peaceful, quiet spring day when I first visited Chanticleer Gardens in April, 2019. I was joined by my cousin Catherine and my dear friend Nagiyd. The sky was blanketed in a thick cloud and the overcast sky allowed the colors of the spring flowers to shine vibrantly. We walked walked silently along a small stream until it opened up to a pond. Beyond the pond lay two small pools of water connected what seemed like just enough to allow for water to pass between them, but not anything else. In each of these two pools swam small schools of koi, silently drifting beneath the surface like spirits passing through the land. Like most fish, they make no noise that can be heard by passers by. They exist in their own world only visible if they are near enough to the surface.

Image Size: 6.5in x 10in (16.5 x 25.4 cm)
Print Size: 8.5in x 11in (21.6 x 27.94 cm)
Paper: Moenkopi Unryu Kozo, 55 gsm*
Origin: Japan, Awagami Factory
Surface: Matte

Special Note: This image is printed on Moenkopi Unryu Kozo paper, an exquisite fine art paper produced by the Awagami Factory in Tokushima, Japan for MOAB, a producer of high quality papers for photography. The Awagami Factory has been operated by the Fujimori family since the late 1700s, and is known for its masterfully crafted papers both machine made and handmade. I selected this paper due to the visible presence of thick strands of kozo (mulberry fibers) mixed in among the finer strands. To me, these strands appear to be swimming in the paper, like the koi swim through the water. Unryu literally translate as “White Dragon Paper” due to the presence of these thicker stands of kozo appearing to be “white dragons” in the paper.

Each print comes with a signed certificate of authenticity which ensures that I have carefully examined every inch of it and believe it to be an exceptionally fine print.

*Please note that due to the production method of such a fine paper, each sheet is unique. No two papers share the same pattern of long kozo fibers, so each print is truly one of a kind.

Looking for a different size? Want to order a matted and framed print? Fill out the form on the Contact & Custom Orders page and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

I print all of my own work, and quality is my utmost concern. I want to be sure that you will be pleased with your purchase. As is the case, please allow 1 – 2 weeks for production and delivery.

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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Additional information

Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .25 in