The Fool was a recurring symbolic image in his paintings.

From a private symbol, he grew in the artists' mind to signify a statement of optimism in the troubled war and post war years. Often portrayed in Collins' local Devon landscape, the Fool wanders, dreams, sleeps, fully absorbed in his various activities with aninnocence of spirit. This 'Head' shows him gazing beyond the viewer, wrapt in contemplation.


The artist's estate.

The Box, Plymouth

Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AJ
01752 304774

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The Box, Plymouth is a major cultural and heritage attraction scheduled to open in spring 2020. It will feature a series of permanent galleries showcasing the city's art, human history, natural history, film, photographic and archive collections alongside an exciting programme of events, artist commissions and temporary exhibitions. Please see our website for full details and confirmed opening hours.

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