Baby Spiders and Little Fish

The Tale of the Little Fish
Petr Nikl, The Tale of the Little Fish, illustrated by the author, published by Meander, Prague, 2001, 52 pp., ISBN 80-86283-06-2.
This gentle story about an inhabitant of the sea is a study in harmony, order and chaos, and the importance of questioning. Using fairy-tale exaggeration, the author-illustrator paints a poetic picture of the consequences of greed and intolerance.

Petr Nikl (1960) is one of the foremost contemporary Czech artists. As well as using traditional techniques, he also involves himself in installations, theatre and music. His works, rich in connotation, are often shy and dreamy.

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