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Poseidon No. 1, 2020
After a year Wenham left research and for the next 23 years taught in secondary, primary and special schools, with 9 years’ lecturing at the University of Leicester. He first exhibited his letter-cutting work in 1982; since 1984 it has been shown in the major British exhibitions of lettering arts. Wenham’s work is held in the Crafts Council’s Permanent Collection and in private collections in Britain, the USA, Germany, Japan and Puerto Rico.
The Greek is the name Poseidon, God of the sea; the English is from the poem Seaside by Rupert Brooke (1887-1915).
The wood is very coarse and was not really suitable for carving, but is given interest by the rusty nail holes and deeply eroded grain which show much of its history. The grain pattern has been emphasized by its time in the sea, wire-brushing and rubbed-back colour.
Featured in Martin Wenham: The Art of Letter Carving in the Wood, by Martin Wenham, 2022. A free copy of Martin Wenham’s new book Martin Wenham The Art of Letter Carving, published by Crowood Press (price £25), will accompany each purchase from the exhibition.
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