The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Andersen

Way out at sea the water is as blue as the petals on the loveliest corn-flower, and as clear as the purest glass, but its very deep, deeper than any anchor rope can reach. Many church steeples would have to be placed end to end to reach from the bottom up to the surface and beyond. Down there the sea people live.

Symmetry plays a large role in much of my work - especially children's books - because the balance of pattern / design to subject / story-telling is often resolved using this as a starting point.