My piece 9 Flying Koi Fish focuses on the symbolism and significance of the meaning of Koi fish specifically in Asian countries. Flying over magic carpet empower the mythical power of their presence in human life. The number nine is a number of abundances. This work is meant to connect the viewer and nature, an abundance of possibilities, storytelling, and significance of symbolism around us.
Xenia Gazi is currently a 2nd year graduate in Visual Critical Studies with Painting Practice at School of Art Institute in Chicago SAIC. She is also a Museum Education Scholar Graduate working in the Office of Continuing & Executive Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her focus is on bridging cultures and working towards change for under and/or misrepresented cultures.