March 2023 Artist locale: Garden City, NY, USA | Title of work: I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter | Medium: Colored Pencil
"This particular betta fish caught my attention because of it's rainbow colors - symbolizing love and harmony - however given the opportunity it would battle to the death. I have been keeping bettas for 20 years. They are my favorite aquarium fish as they are easy to keep and remarkably beautiful. The best thing about them are their inquisitive and interactive personalities - not something you'd expect from a fish known for fighting."