These fish are vying to reach the center. Something’s going on there. Others of them swim around this activity, not participants exactly, yet aware in waves of concentric bustle.
Oddly enough, this used to be a painting of a mountain. Now it’s fish. The mountain just wasn’t working out. An artistic real estate transaction needed to take place. The mountain moved out. Fish moved in.
[Top of the post: A Study of Koi Swimming, by Aletha Kuschan, acrylic on canvas]