Inspiration – The Carp Leaps Over The Dragon Gate

Carp Leaps Over Dragon Gate

While walking through the Brisbane Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley one evening, I was delighted to discover this divine sculpture, “The Carp Leaps Over The Dragon Gate”, designed by Catherine Chui. According to the legend, the carp faces challenge with great courage to undergo metamorphosis from fish to dragon, and so represents a spirit of initiation, exploration, persistence and willpower. The shape of the Brisbane River forms the Carp’s spine.  It is part of the revamping of ChinaTown, and is designed and situated with good Feng Shui principles in mind. I love his silvery orangeness and his innards!! 🙂

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