The Fish is the visual embodiment of expressesing the difference between an individuals external and internal persona, based off of Lisa Williams poem, The Fish.  The original narrative focuses on life journey through the eyes of a fish, discussing the importance of focusing on minute details daily as opposed to only noticing the larger things in life. 

This retelling of the poem takes a more targetted approach to what a ‘happy ending’ is. The illusion of endings in formal application is typically grim, but there is only bad when good can counterbalance it.  A tragic ending is only such when there was good tied to what it was prior. The exploration between celebrating the good while it lasted while grimmly accepting the end is the basis for this concept.

The abstract visuals emphasize the unusual affinity between intrinsic and extrinsic experiences. The fish is used to represent the individual navigating between good and bad. It finds itself in vastly different scenes, ones that are more recognizable like a chess set or as main characters within famous paintings, but can also be seen in more abstract areas.

The scenes are linked to an abstraction of a chess board. The good and bad are fighting each other and the fish is trying to find its place between the two. It escapes the chess board at the beginning and explores the push and pull between internal and external experiences before finding itself more literally between good and bad at the end. The difference with how the fish experiences its place between the two intially and then at the end is fully due to how they explored the space earlier between intrinsic and extrinsic experiences.

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