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Questions for Job (first version), 2017
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.
This first version is on five pieces of holly wood from Uppingham, which Wenham cut by hand, very inexpertly, from the same short log. Acrylic colour was sponged on and the letters cut through this into the white wood beneath. Mounted on bases of sycamore, they can be arranged in a variety of ways to please the viewer.
Piece 1 of 5: 35 x 18.5 cm
Piece 2 of 5: 35 x 20 cm
Piece 3 of 5: 35.5 x 20.5 cm
Piece 4 of 5: 35.5 x 20.5 cm
Piece 5 of 5: 34.5 x 14 cm.
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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