Koi, commonly seen as the symbol of peace and good luck in Chinese culture, was usually kept for decorative purposes in koi ponds or water gardens. In my artwork, the koi is leaping out of the undulating waves, towards the sun. There is an old saying in Chinese that once a koi leaped over the gate of heaven, it will become a dragon. The koi in my artwork represents courage. The calm and determined look on the girl's face challenges the definition of tradition, striving towards infinite possibilities behind the waves.