koi conundrum 05 / 26, open culture bottle project
Koi Conundrum Images
Bottle Launch The first bottle launched by me personally, rather fittingly, on my birthday, July 24, 2016 around 10:30 am at Easthampton Main Beach, Easthampton, New York. Latitude 40.963432, longitude -72.184799.
Found! Johnson Ho, from Brooklyn, found the bottle with his kids around noon on Main Beach Easthampton, NY on July 24, just an hour after it was tossed in the surf!!!
Image Key for component parts of the collage. Click the shapes to see and learn more about the images used.
N.B., Most of the fish in this collage come from a fascinating 18th century book called: Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische by Marcus Elieser Bloch, (1723-1799). The link below will take you to the book, rather than each individual fish.
Koi Conundrum is a whimsical aquarium. Victorian gentlemen confer at the bottom of the grotto, while many strange orange fish float to and fro. But which of these fish is actually a koi fish? A pirate's skull with flashing jeweled eyes also considers this knotty problem. For the letter "k".