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    Kingkong, did you buy her from Genki? I saw her on their web site. I thought that she looked familiar. Congrats, what a beauty.


    Rick

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    Angry

    Not me, I was a day late and a dollar short. You have to watch Kevin's web like a hawk to keep up. Next time

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    kingkong - great thread! I get "way out there" with ideas of what makes a koi have a beautiful pattern to me........Bachelor's degree in Fine Art w/ concentration in photography (although you certainly can't tell!!) Good design in usually based on a odd number as you are saying, "the power of 3". The balance of 1/3 vs 2/3, or 2/5 vs 3/5 positive versus negative space is very pleasing indeed.

    Sometimes a koi is very "balanced" in colors 1/2 & 1/2, which can be pleasing, but the pattern usually seems more static. Seen that Kohaku on here before, I believe, and commented on dynamic pattern then. I am a sucker for a Kohaku with an asymmetrical design that has visual balance and a sense of movement to it.

    Koi appreciation certainly is a blend of art & science.

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    The word Art is used to apply judgements of value attained dy different design levels. The design can be:
    Evocative- makes you feel something
    Provocative- makes viewer think
    Seems natural- seemingly comes from nature
    Cohesive- it has compostional integrity; it makes sense
    Interesting- draws the viewer in
    Dynamic- embodies life and vitality
    Rhythm- neither monotonous nor cheotic
    Static- having no motion, bring to rest

    Kalika

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    Talking

    I'am a potter in Key West. Have always loved fish but could'nt afford any till 5 years ago..........Just built a QT tank with koi heads. You can see other fish tile on 5000 gal pond in back ground... Also do a few "Stack of Grouper" pieces...
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    charles,
    please tell me you used real fish for the moulds

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    I have a Master Degree in Fine Arts Photography, and taught at U.C. Berkeley during to 70's. I am of the Ansel Adams/Edward Weston ilk of photographers but later worked for Associated Press and Newsweek Magazine as a Photojournalist.
    Koi, once I discovered them, satisfied my need to have a constantly changing vista of beauty to see. They feed my need of candy for my eyes and poems for my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke frisbee
    charles,
    please tell me you used real fish for the moulds
    Yes, I had a thread awhile back about my 26" showa that I lost. This would be her....................

    My favorite koi is a Ociba with the markings of a kohaku.
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    What imagination Charles! "Stack of Grouper" is very exciting and heads very nice... Ochiba is looking good as well...

    Now, this gentleman Ansel Adams, What a rush Theron when I saw his name!
    My all time favorite black and white photo. This says it all......
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    Charles,
    an Ochiba is usually made from crossing a kohak to a soragoi...explains the "kohaku pattern" eh?

    And I hate to point it out but your glazing needs work....those look like Chagoi heads, not showas?

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