“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps,
but still attached to life at all four corners.” Virginia Woolf.
This intimate series of gouache and watercolour portraits are painted on the crispy browning endpapers and dedication pages torn from old novels. The portraits of women are both anonymous and familiar, as are the faces of many creative women from history. The birds act as their animal avatars; both nesting and migratory, constantly trying to decide between the domestic and the soaring, giddying heights of freedom. Tai Snaith works as an artist and writer, amongst other things. She has recently had solo exhibitions at Chapter House Lane and West Space and her work is held in various private and public collections. She has written about art for a variety of local and international magazines and recently had two books published with Thames and Hudson.