About “Woman with Two Fish” Two fish symbolize the ability to create good fortune and prosperity in your life – and this ability is innate within you. How much you achieve depends on how balanced you are in body and mind. The two golden fish represents the ability to create through the balance of body and mind which are the vehicles that help us reach higher consciousness – what Buddhists call Nirvana or Samadhi. In Vedic chronology, Matsya also represents the first stage in the evolution of life. From an esoteric point of view, this is the birth of a new idea that can be developed to create something you want in your life. To me, the fish also symbolizes fertility, feelings, creativity, rebirth, good luck, transformation, health, abundance, serenity, intelligence, happiness, strength, and endurance. They also connect us with the water element representing the deeper awareness of the unconsciousness or higher self.
A dead fish can symbolize something in your life that is emotionally, physically unresponsive, or it can be a sign of bad things to come. The image of the two fish may be underwater but the image may be perceived upon the land. The moment when the two fish are alive they symbolize prosperity, when they are dead it is a bad omen. An octopus sits on the woman’s head symbolizing flexibility, creativity, intelligence, expansion, and unpredictability. On her dress, a faded serpent pattern is being covered by bright strong abstract patterns. The Serpent represents the dual expression of good and evil. The faded snake pattern in the painting talks about the fading line of good and evil. The idea of the grey area in modern-day life is now very subjective and forever fluid and changing, or completely disappearing.