F by Harry Brockway

F by Harry Brockway

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Medium: Wood cut print

Size: 17 x 12 cm

‘F’ was created as part of the Lettering Arts Trust exhibition ‘Living Letters.’ It is a limited edition print of 50.

‘The 26 letters of the alphabet are the building blocks of our writing system. Somehow they convey the written word and the sounds of a spoken language. This random handful of lines and shapes opens up a universe of thought and shared ideas.

The marks we recognise today have been 5000 years in the making. Throughout history their visible expression has been shaped by the technologies available, by fashion and imagination. They’ve been scratched penned, brushed, printed, drawn, carved, cast and etched. As well as being functional, letters hold great graphic possibility.

The individual approach of each artist, using a variety of techniques and media, helps us look again at the 26 letters that describe our world.’ Giles Macdonald, curator.

About the artist

Harry Brockway studied sculpture at art school and then trained as a stone mason. He is interested in relief sculpture and likes to combine relief carving with lettering whenever possible. Beside his work as an architectural carver and maker of memorials he is a Wood Engraver, and has designed and engraved illustrations for many books. He finds the two disciplines complement each other very well. Literary ideas for illustrations often find their way into his sculpture and sculptural forms are what he favours in his engraving. He also teaches stone carving and wood engraving.

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