Eastern Golden Dragon Explores Appalachian Forest Koi Pond | Metal Prints



A curious golden dragon explores a new pond in the middle of untouched forest, and discovers some new friends.

There is an ancient Chinese myth about a large school of golden koi swimming up the Yellow River. They come to a great waterfall and many turn back, but a few stay to try to surmount it. Local demons appear and mock them, increasing the size and power of the waterfall, however after 100 years of struggle, a single triumphant koi emerges from the top of the waterfall. The gods, so impressed by the little fish’s perseverance and determination, bestow upon him the greatest gift they can, turning the little koi into a beautiful golden dragon, the image of power and strength.

This painting represents my personal ideal of tranquility and combines my love of West Virginian mountain forests and natural springs, Neoclassical period of art, the beauty of koi ponds, and a golden splash of fantasy to excite the imagination. I also set out to express that perfect feeling of peace and that washes over you at the end of a great struggle that you manage to finally triumph over. Look upon this painting and remind yourself of all the struggles you’ve had in your life that are now behind you, and give yourself a moment of peace and happiness as you acknowledge your journey and give yourself the credit you deserve for surviving and triumphing over those challenges.

While the original is spoken for, I have high quality digital prints available. in multiple sizes.

Every print is made to order, so please allow 5-7 business days processing (If you require a rush order contact me before you make your purchase so I can make special arrangements for you). I ship international but prices will vary depending on destination country. For most international orders I work with multiple trusted quality printers located in Europe, Canada, and Mexico which allows for many international orders to benefit from local shipping prices and lower vat taxes. If you have questions about shipping costs in check out don’t hesitate to contact me and I will help you out!

I hope that this piece will bring you the same joy that I had in creating it for you. 🙂

Information about the material:
This metal print is a dimensional and high-quality piece of art that stands the test of time while remaining easy to clean and care for. The artwork looks luminescent against the wall and the metal base means it’ll last a long time.

• Aluminum metal surface
• MDF Wood frame
• Can hang vertically or horizontally 1/2″ off the wall
• Scratch and fade resistant
• Fully customizable
• Blank product sourced from US

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

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