Nisikigoi Koi Fish
Koji Morioka & Kyoto University of the Arts
Iron, Wood Parts, Japanese Origami Paper
創作理念 Design concept
We propose this art project, “Koi Fish and interwoven ripples”, as the theme.
Koi fish, renowned for its vibrant colours and patterns, is also called a traditional Japanese “Swimming Jewel.” Furthermore, it draws delicate ripples on the surface
of the water. The scenes are sometimes beautiful, and other times are ephemeral.
The ripples thus created are ever-changing and ever-evolving. We associate these ripples with landscapes, the crowd, their lives, and transformation for the zeitgeist. Meanwhile, we view the ever-shifting appearance of these ripples as a sign of possibilities in a new vision and changes in modern times. Through this artwork, we, as Japanese, aim to depict the beautiful world. Three years later, the life restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic were released. We are looking forward to heading for Taiwan and engaging in new exchanges in the local community.