December 21, 2015

Street Art

December 21, 2015 {355/365}
"One fish, two fish, three fish, more fish!" (adapted from Dr. Seuss)

Last spring while walking in the Third Ward, I noticed three little fish painted on the sidewalk. As with everything that catches my eye, I snapped a picture (below). Yet since it didn't seem worthy of my photo of the day, I had almost forgotten about those fish until yesterday. On our way to brunch at Trocadero on the Lower East Side, I spotted them again (above). Apparently they're all over town. A little research revealed that artis, Jeremy Novy, has also painted them in Honolulu, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, New York, New Haven, and Northern California. Have you spotted any? Novy paints the fish where "artists or free-thinkers or people who think differently gather...They cause people to see beauty and color." In Chinese mythology, koi change into dragons when they reached the top of the Yangtze River. Their images symbolize perseverance, courage, independence, individualism, and ambition.  Novy's art is meant to bring messages of harmony, equality, love, friendship, diversity, and peace. 

(Read more about these lovely discoveries here.)