I painted this large painting because I wanted to portray the beauty of sitting beside a pool of water — of watching koi move through the depths and rise to the surface, and to have the confused image of depths and surfaces and reflections. “Agenor” is the name of the central fish. He is taken from a painting by the French 20th century painter Pierre Bonnard. Agenor was Bonnard’s fish; these fish are his American “friends.” It’s my way of paying tribute to this artist from the past that I love.
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