Wonderful work. it makes me think of life after death...the goldfish can't see what's in the dark vase...maybe they go into there and there's water in there and they continue to live in a different way. But perhaps there's not.
Quite aside from the meaning it evokes for me personally, it's wonderfully well painted. Great painting.
I thought it was a picture. I had to look at it for about 5 minutes to realize it was oil.. on.. canvas. Even after reading it was traditional art. It's just amazing. I'm speechless. Congrats on the well deserved DD!