A Fishes’ Tao…

A Fishes' Tao
A Fishes’ Tao

Well, this is the next in the series of my …animandalas. The form is still inspired by mandalas but has evolved to the point where I felt it wanted its own name. 😉 This time images of fish were swimming around my brain and starting from the yin-yang fish at the centre, through the kelp forest out to the flying fish at the edge, so much fun to create!

a quadrant - closeup view
a quadrant – closeup view

By special request, a close-up to show the level of detail.

UPDATE: Poem from Tom! Thanks and yay!

deep within blue ocean’s silent whirl
pools of darkness tidal currents curl
soft black ribbons round unspoken fish
entwined in mind where emptiness meets wish
upon the twinkle in a minow’s eye
while through kelp the seried ranks swim by
and large above the flying fishes leap
undreaming through the air while fast asleep
aware of only surfaces and shiny
scales that sing the music of the world
across tsunami waves that guard the briny
deep within blue ocean’s silent swirl

poem (c) 2016 Tom Radcliffe

image (c) 2016 Hilary Farmer

yin yang fish…

yin yang fish

Aren’t they the cutest yin yang fish ever?! There is a significant tradition of using fish shapes to represent the yin yang symbol. Mine is a cute cartoon style version – so happy and cuddly!
I was just doodling and this is what happened – hope you enjoy 🙂

UPDATE: Cute and cuddly poem to match these fish – thanks Tom!!

When two fishies fall in love
they sometimes snuggle up
fin to fin and head to tail
like wine within a cup:

each touching all, conforming close
to contour and to form
smiling all the while: they know
they’ll never be forlorn!

In complementary shapes they make
a perfect pair ideal
their yin and yang in balanced smiles
revealing how they feel.
:-D

Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2012 Hilary Farmer