Jordan Habibi's
Koi Pond

"This is a truly stunning piece. The koi fish feel lively in the shadows of the pond, and their circular motion alongside round lily pads is quite pleasing to the eye." -Willa, Art Judge and Perceptions Editor

Koi Pond

 Image Description: "Two koi fish swim in a circle against a dark blue background. They are white with color patches along their bodies: the left one has orange patches and the right one has both red and black patches. Green lily pads rest on the surface of the water above them."

Reflection:

      "I chose to submit this piece because I’ve always found the beauty of koi fish swimming in a pond to be one of the beautiful things in life. It connects to me as a person with a disability because the swimming motions of the fish remind me of peace and ease which contrasts with the pains of my day to day life." -Jordan Habibi

Read Jordan Habibi's third-place poem "I am a Glass" here!

Jordan Habibi Head Shot

Image Description: "Jordan, a young Hispanic man with lightly tanned olive skin and black hair tied back into a short ponytail, is in front of a graffiti wall. The wall is decorated with blocks of color and he is wearing a black suit with a dark button-down shirt and a dark, finely patterned tie. He greets the viewer with a calm smile and arms crossed."