I don’t know for sure if this carp is really a ‘mirror carp.’ but I love the name, and so I will use it for now. I printed this twice, using blue then black, but I might try some more variations. It was only after I’d finished the piece that I realized that the combination of the paper boat and its reflection created a hexagram. I have no idea what significance this bears. Maybe I’m still an editorial illustrator, with my emblems and symbols. What does it mean? The jewish star? the christian fish? the dead leaf? the expanding ripples?