‘I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.’
Gill Smith’s The Wilful Thing is inspired by the life of Charlotte Brontë who obeyed her inner call to write despite the restrictive expectations placed upon her during her lifetime. Smith makes innovative use of text and image to depict the insistent nature of the creative impulse.
Deborah Brown describes the trajectory of a relationship using combinations of the four letters in the word ‘love’. The story is told entirely through illustrated typography. Each of the letters takes on a character of its own with powerful effect, conveying complex meaning through deceptively simple form.
Reynolds offers a fresh interpretation of this sensual and mysterious poem in the Old Testament, long considered the most important book of the Hebrew Scriptures but nowadays relatively unknown.