Miroslav Huptych (born 1952) is a Czech poet, artist and art therapist. The photographs are illustrations he created for his book Black Hen (published in 1991), an anthology of folk superstitions. The collages were pieced together from excerpts he found in old magazines and forgotten books. Using this process of fragmentation and distillation he composes an entirely new harmonious, humourous and dreamy landscape, reflecting the spiritual nature of his writing.
His ongoing love for working in the fields of both art and therapy are evident from his comments below in 2009:-
“The stories that people tell me in the course of therapy sessions are so interesting that I sometimes ask myself whether I shouldn’t be the one who’s paying - just for the privilege of being able to listen.”
“You can’t make a living at poetry. It’s too spiritual, too intimate, for that. In fact it’s the poet’s love, and so it shouldn’t be for sale.”
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