Mike Wilks: The Ultimate Alphabet: The Letter S
Mike Wilks (British, b. 1947) The Letter S, 1985 from The Ultimate Alphabet
Certainly, the saluki catches your eye, but can you also discern the shuttlecock, the stein, or the sifaka? Mike Wilks invites you into a world where "there is a sketch of a squinch, a selection of shells (not all from the sea), a siamang settled on a seat, a sponge to be studied, and sundry stuff suspended from strings. In all, I included 1,234 S's for you to see."
Derived from the best-selling book The Ultimate Alphabet, The Letter S stands as one of Wilks's most challenging and intricate compositions. Can you uncover all of the S words artfully depicted in this 1,000-piece puzzle? If not, a comprehensive list and key are at your disposal inside to guide you through the exploration.
The artistry of Mike Wilks is distinguished by intensely realistic, sometimes surrealistic, detail—a seamless blend of art appreciation and a game of discovery. Wilks commenced his artistic journey at the age of 13, winning a scholarship to art school. Following a prosperous five-year run with a graphic design business, he transitioned to writing and illustrating books in 1975. His meteoric rise to fame came with the 1986 publication of The Ultimate Alphabet, a global bestseller featuring images teeming with items, all commencing with the same letter of the alphabet.
Beyond his eight illustrated books, Wilks further established himself as a novelist with The Mirrorscape Trilogy, a captivating fantasy adventure series. The subject of an award-winning British documentary, Wilks currently resides in London, and his drawings and paintings grace museums, galleries, and private collections worldwide.
True to Pomegranate's tradition, their 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles are thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate. Melding superb colour reproduction, strikingly unusual images, and sturdy construction, these puzzles promise a harmonious blend for both novice and seasoned enthusiasts, ensuring generations of delightful enjoyment.
- This luxury puzzle is crafted with attention to every detail
- High-quality 250-GSM matte art paper for superior colour, crisp details and no glare
- Ribbon-cut thick board for snug fit
- Produced using thick recycled paper board
- Minimal puzzle dust
- Exclusive selection of art from museums and artists around the world.
Box size: 13 x 10 x 1.875 in.
Puzzle size: 27 x 20 in.
Recommended for ages 12+
⚠️Warning – Choking Hazard:
Small parts. Not for children under 3 years of age