Girl Fool is one of the very first drawings for Cecil Collins' most important philosophical series, The Vision of the Fool.
Collins used the character of 'The Fool' as an actor in his works from 1942. For him the Fool represented a state of innocence and spiritual purity. In his essay entitled 'The Vision of the Fool (1942)', Collins explained that he saw the qualities of the Fool as essential to creativity and inspiration. In this work, Girl Fool takes on a curvaceous mermaid status.