The Conference of the birds (Peter Sis)
The text in combination with the beautiful illustrations from Peter Sis draws the viewer attention and creates so much emotion. Conference of the birds is a very poetic text and it leads the reader to rethink our life and our world. The text is originally from Persia and written by Farid ud-Din Attar. Just little is known about the famous twelfth-century Persian poet.
Conference of the birds is a masterpiece of Persian literature and with these amazing illustrations, the text gets the appearance it deserves. It is a "lyrical and richly illustrated allegory". This story provides a heart-touching story about faith, love, and the meaning of life.
Peter Sis uses carefully color and line treatment. His pictures tell the story throughout the book and divides the different sections of the story. His style is very experimental and sentimental. If you are currently looking for a meditating and thoughtful poetic book: THIS IS IT!
The book left me speechless and thinking about so many things in my life. The book made me stop worrying about all these little things throughout the day and focusing on life in general.