On We Go reviewed in Ako Journal


Ako Journal has reviewed On We Go, the first collaboration between poet Jane Sayle and artist Catherine Bagnall. Sarah Barnett writes:

A collaboration between artist Catherine Bagnall and a poet Jane Sayle, On We Go is an enchanting and mysterious picture book for adults. Bagnall’s delicate watercolour images show rabbit figures, or people in rabbit disguises, exploring blue-green forests. Sometimes they are dancing between tree trunks, while at other times they sit weeping. The images work well with Sayle’s dreamy poems to suggest loss, connection and our relationship with the natural world: each page offers us a moment of reflection and contemplation and asks us to pay attention to the world around us. One poem notices, “Between winds / soft sunshine / strands of lemon lichen / across a satin-grey rock bank / and the smell of blackberry / living for a moment / inside the quiet air / on the nameless day”. Bewitching, curious and wonderfully strange, On We Go shows how inspiring moments are a source of strength that can help us go on.’

See it here.