What is life if not a leap of faith? While the final destination for all of us is one, our journeys differ vastly. Some play it safe and live a life that is boxed in by routine. Others walk on the road less travelled and gather knowledge and experience that helps to discover the true meaning of life. This painting reflects this leap that we must make to rise above the mundane and live a life fulfilled. It is a part of a series titled Reflections, which captures the different stages of a soul’s journey.
The artwork depicts a fish leaping above the placid water. A fish symbolises knowledge and creation. It also represents the freedom to move in any direction it pleases, always free from the shackles and burdens of expectations. It is these qualities that one must imbibe in order to succeed. Through calming waters and rough tides, a fish just keeps on swimming. Peace, therefore, in the life of a fish, is eternal. This is what we must all strive to achieve.
What makes this artwork even more unique is that once flipped, one can see a different image. In this case, it is a reflection of the same fish in the water. In the journey of life, a fish symbolises all the lessons that will help us move forward, in good times and bad. Remember, the only way is ahead.