Traditionally, goldfish have always been a very potent feng shui symbol for attracting wealth and all-things-good. Their beautiful gold color has been equated with ancient gold taels (Chinese ingots) for centuries. That’s why I chose the goldfish for the Feng Shui By Fishgirl logo, too (see the last photo below).
One doesn’t need to have actual goldfish to reap the benefits of goldfish ch’i energy. Well chosen art depicting goldfish will do the trick. Speaking of goldfish art, Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori specializes in it. His techniques of painting goldfish for a 3-D effect and then adding resin to simulate water are truly amazing. Go to the French art blog Art-Spire to watch a 4 minute video of the artist at work. My favorite part of the video is where he uses a regular broom as a paintbrush to paint a gigantic goldfish on a huge roll of white paper. There are also more photos of his work so don’t worry if you don’t speak French! 🙂
Want to activate your wealth in your art studio? Create some goldfish art yourself! Having this symbol in your art studio will inspire Creativity & Future Projects as well. Just think of each of those lil golden fishies swimming around as ideas and also individual opportunities coming your way! Goldfish are in motion and that stimulates good feng shui.