In a Mandeville koi pond designed to mimic a painting, life literally imitates art
From a koi painting they loved, to a beautiful koi pond build to imitate their art. This couple has built a beautiful pond at their home and as they say " Feeding the fish “is an outing. It’s entertainment,” ... Please enjoy this well-done article on this pond.
The transformation of Sandra and Peter Barsczeski’s backyard began with a painting by Covington artist Donna Duffy.
Depicting three koi fish swimming among lily pads, the 40-by-40-inch mixed media and acrylic piece hangs in the foyer of their Acadian-style home off Sharp Road in Mandeville.
“In my opinion, this is the best of the koi paintings that she’s done,” Peter Barsczeski said. “There’s just something about it.”
The Barsczeskis brought the painting to life in 2015, commissioning Duffy’s husband, Jed, owner of CJD Construction, to build an oversized koi pond.
“Peter said, ‘Make it look like Donna’s painting,' ” Jed Duffy said. “I came expecting we’ll have a little koi pond. We got the ruler and started to lay it out in the dirt, and he said, ‘No, bigger.' ”