The word koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning "carp." It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as nishikigoi in Japan (literally meaning "brocaded carp"). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan. (wiki)
About the Artist - Artist and Photographer Laura Wrede
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Laura Wrede is an award-winning writer, photographer, and artist. Her works are available in galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area and held in private collections throughout the US, Canada, and the UK.
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