This painting is dedicated to my father, who taught me great
work ethic; to my brother Dave, who loved to fly; to my brother
Ralph, who brought a wife from England; and to my brother Arthur,
who saved me from a bully in grammar school.
The Innocence is a Madonna of the Pond and Koi. Kimmy is sitting
on the bridge lovingly observing her baby, Faith, who with exciting innocence,
sees all the colors of the Koi as they come to her.
The Japanese poem pictured at left of the bridge is by Halliday
Piel. The message translates to "mother watches daughter discover Koi".
The bridge is a Mugo Ramboshi.
The fish starting from left bottom:
Hi Utsuri from Blue Ridge Hatcheries - Thank you Randy
Kohaku from Quality Koi (Yuri) - Thank you Joe
Kujako from Blue Ridge Hatcheries - Thank you Randy
Showa from Blue Ridge Hatcheries - Thank you Randy
Kohaku (Princess Rose) from Andrew "Flip" Filipowski,
Winner of the 2006 All Japan Kokugyo Prize, is considered to be a National
Treasure in Japan.
Kohaku is the child of Yuri
The Trio by the Bridge:
Doitsu Kujako from Blue Ridge Hatcheries - Thank you Randy
Hi Utsuri from Pan InterCorp - Thank you Joel and Zak
Metallic Showa from Pan InterCorp - Thank you Joel and Zak