Swimming Together in a River of Love #1

In China, wedding gifts bearing designs and images of a pair of carp are given to newlyweds as symbols of the joys of union and a wish for a happy marriage and prosperity.  This gyotaku composition contains the classic Chinese expression wishing a long and happy union:  “ai he yong yu” (literally “love river forever swim”).  These two fish were printed on Thai amber lace paper, which contains light colored fibers.

Size:  28 x 20 inches  (2005)

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