Koi Pond
sequins, beads
with monofilament on muslin
4" x 4"
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© Ron Orpitelli 2008
My personal visions of peace
always turn to moments in
nature.  They reaffirm my faith
in life and beauty continuing
in the face of warfare and
conflict.  This is especially
true of the smallest of  
moments, like the nose of a
Koi breaking the surface of
his pond as he nibbles
blossoms floating there
among the bubbles.

This piece was inspired by
(and is my contribution to) the
"Countdown to Peace"
Project in Ayden, North
Carolina.  Please visit their
web site at:
© Ron Orpitelli 2008