The powerfully described settings in Charlotte Brontë's book have inspired intense works that are united by colour. Cooke has also reflected on the evocative names of tulips, resulting in drawings and objects that capture the essence of the words chosen to name these treasured plants in the 17th century. The viral action that created the most valued of the tulips has also been investigated in drawings that indicate chains of possible events.
Cooke's subjects and materials are wide ranging, but themes of ornamentation, place, and potent detail weave through all the works.
A YSP book is available with text by Clare Lilley.