$ 85.00 $ 85.00
Weidmann's latest capstone drawing compiles classic elements recognizable to the world-wide community of calligraphers and penmanship enthusiasts alike. This piece represents over 200 hours of intricate design, detail and delicate execution and is sure to become an instantly beloved work among Weidmann's collection.
Collect this piece in two different sizes at the early collector's price for pre-orders.
12" x 15" size is UNLIMITED EDITION. These are signed by the artist but are not numbered.
20" x 24" size is LIMITED EDITION of 50. THERE ARE ONLY 5 LEFT IN THIS LIMITED EDITION! These are signed and numbered by the artist and come with a certificate of edition.
Pre-order pricing will last until Saturday, January 6th and pre-orders are expected to be ready to ship by January 11th.
Follow the hashtag #Weidmannpenmanship to follow the progress of this art piece on Jake's Instagram.
$ 150.00 $ 200.00
The most complex flourishing piece to have been completed in Weidmann's career graces itself in plumes of a peacock (with the original standing at twenty-four inches by thirty inches). Weidmann's long study of the peacock and his patterned plumes finalize themselves in intricate line work and whimsical flourishes in colossal proportions as the peacock gracefully balances on one foot.
Limited Edition of 100
Wings have become a signature symbol for Weidmann's collection of work as he has incorporated countless sets of wings in his drawings, paintings, and calligraphic-inspired works as well as intricately carving them in wood. The addition of Weidmann's latest bronze sculpture showcases his expert study of wings and their feathering detail.
Modeled after a pair of eagle's wings, this bronze sculpture depicts within it the beauty and grace found on creatures that have long signified the heavenly realm. These wings profoundly remind us of the promise God gives to his people as the Shekinah Glory or dwelling of His divine presence.
This sculpture is available as a limited edition series of 50.
Please note: Because we work with a foundry here in Colorado, our timeline to reproduce each bronze takes 12-14 weeks upon placing your order. Email email@example.com for more info. about when you can expect your sculpture.
All sculptures are mounted on black onyx (as pictured) and finished with a classic French brown.
Weighs 10 lbs 5 ounces
Measures 10.5 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide
Copywrite Jake Weidmann © 2019
Weidmann illustrates how one art form gives life to another as the quill, dripping with ink, flourishes the page. Flowing lines circle back to their source, integrating themselves as the feathers of the plume to demonstrate the cyclical relationship that exists throughout the multifaceted proficiency of Weidmann’s work. He reaches a new level of artistic expression through the execution of his own custom-made pens to create each work of art; the beauty of a finished piece is found in its completion and evermore so in its creation.
Expert execution of illustration, flourishing and calligraphy meld beautifully with modern concepts in these hand-selected favorites from Weidmann’s portfolio. Each piece was carefully crafted utilizing vintage techniques to express familiar themes. At the tip of Jake’s pen, these ideas are testament to a classic’s staying power and relevance in our own age.
Script and Skull is a compilation of well-known phrases dealing with the theme of mortality. The text inscribed on this piece are:
"Shuffle off this mortal coil"
"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death..."
"From the dust of the earth..."
"...And to the dust you shall return."
"May flights of angels lead thee to thy rest."
"A time to live…A time to die.."
"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may..."
"To be or not to be..."
"I’ll be knocking on Heaven’s door."
"The end of the End."
"The art of dying."
"O, Death where is thy victory? O, death where is thy sting?"
Pen and Ink
"Salt, sea, and air are we ..."
Words become the very waves on which the vessel sails in this collaboration with poet and writer, Eleanor Perry-Smith. As a nod to history, the poem was written in a sixteenth-century English manor and crosses the Atlantic in its use of Spencerian script, the first American-style penmanship. This script was first inspired by the flow of moving water; it circulates back to its original muse in both form and function as the script becomes the sea. The words themselves are the image and their cadence lulls like water, sending out whispers of a sailor’s tale.
"Salt, sea and air are we
who wander 'cross the globe,
Yet tale be told and night behold
the hour my shadow froze
Voyage set as those before
crate packing merrily,
We pushed from port forevermore
but unbeknownst to me
The tide set high, vessel set sail
sun skipping on the waves,
How can it be this shining sea
is also host to graves?
My thoughts turned bright and chest filled tight
with heaven’s purest wind,
A red sky rose to our delight
a gift from our glowing friend
The crew at ease with such degrees
our latitude assured,
Our gullets soaked in God’s brown ale
went sleeping filled with his word
But ‘ere the cover of the night
cast horrors yet unseen,
Water frothed and shook about
as souls rose from beneath to feed
A cry rang from the crow’s nest
and I, but half awake,
Rose to face with hazy grace
the threat my life to take
Yet we were unprepared as such
for on what our eyes did gaze,
the dripping apparitions
cast from the ocean’s deepest graves
Our fortune set to rising
the dawn began to wake,
but it eclipsed and so we missed
the chance our souls to save
The crescent of the orb
shown behind the cold moon rock,
Not enough glory to command
our banshees to stop
They swept throughout the vessel
the crew they petrified,
Covered in a binding frost
Yet somehow I survived!
The soul it did not see me
and in a manner I don’t claim to know,
Protruding light concealed my bones
and curse was cast upon my shadow
At last the light awakened
gulls called out to the day,
alone I sat upon the deck
all hands were swept away
Though the sun it blistered
on my back it bluntly shined,
As I stared upon the planks
I was lacking in an outline
Feeling as half a man
revenge grabbed hold my heart,
I would wait for those savage souls
and take back my shadow in the dark
As night sank in, once again
those spooks rose up to feed,
and surprised they were, as with my torch
I sought what belonged to me
Alas I found it nowhere
but the spooks I recognized,
They were my own crew from before
yet in their damned disguise
I was born a fighter
a sailor second best,
So sailing about forevermore, I roam
till my outline sinks back into my chest."
For more on Eleanor Perry-Smith and her writing, please visit http://www.ep-s.com/
The face of Arapaho tribal leader, Anon Soldier Wolf, and the words of his headdress tell the story of every wise man’s musings.
Weidmann has had the unique honor of visiting the Wind River Indian Reservation near Riverton, Wyoming where he was able to connect with the people of the Northern Arapaho tribe. His experience there inspired him to create a piece that pays homage to the Arapaho warrior way of life.
Words by Eleanor Perry-Smith are as feathers in this proud headdress, adorning the warrior’s head as plumes of fruitful thought – He is a worthy steward.
"Is man a place of open plains,
Is he a speck on coat of fur,
Is he a dormant rattlesnake,
Is he a yell or just a whisper?
Is man a stone to cast aside,
Is he a road to tread upon,
Is he a jar where soul abides,
Is he a shadow in the sun?
Is man the sprawling Aspen root,
Is he the floating seed of weeds,
Is he the warm wind of the west,
Is he the frigid of the east?
Is man a battle or a cycle,
Is he a bird without a perch,
Is he doomed to fly in circles,
Is he a worthy steward?"
For more on Eleanor Perry-Smith and her writing, please visit http://www.ep-s.com/
The artistic tradition of Christ portraiture confounds the mind in Weidmann’s own painstaking contribution. In this masterpiece, the portrait begins on the nose and gradually spirals around itself 175 times. Contours of the face and varying line thickness are profoundly established at the tip of one of Jake’s handmade pens, which uses a pressure system to create line densities. Shadows and ripples create an image reminiscent of wood grain—a material not unfamiliar with the ways of patience.
$ 117.00 $ 137.00
The art of flourishing is one that is not only prevalent in the world of calligraphy but in our everyday lives. Weidmann yearns to bring forth the idea that "flourishing" is an art form that is taken beyond pen and ink: this is a way of life!
Created originally for his online class, The Fundamentals of Flourishing (available to students beginning summer 2019), Weidmann wanted to make it available to his following so that, despite whether or not they partook in his flourishing course, anyone could have access to this idea of flourishing and that it might encourage them to thrive in any and all areas of their life.
What are the ways you're flourishing? Collect this unlimited edition artwork for your studio, home, or office to remind you that YOU were made to FLOURISH.
Pen and ink on fine art paper.
Caught in a nest of barbed wire, this cawing corvus blooms as if to say the things that bind us and curse us in the here and now become our roses in the end. In the piercing places we find ourselves entangled, exuberant hope surrounds us.
Executed in one continuous line, Weidmann's latest gallery release features the portrait of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. as the very first in his series, The Power of One.
The last single line portrait Weidmann created was a decade ago in 2009, depicting the face of Christ as he looks to the Heavens in The Suffering Servant in a Single Stroke. Since its debut in Weidmann's collection of work, this has been one of his most wildly successful and far-reaching artworks in his career.
Using only one of his handmade calligraphy pens and an inkwell, Weidmann draws these portraits in a continuous line. The flexible pen point of the nib creates a natural pressure system which gives the line varying densities. Beginning at the very center of the nose, the line gets thick and thin to create shadow and highlight of the face, encircling itself again and again, then evens out to a perfect circle.
Weidmann chose this technique to relay the power that one person can have; that the peaceful actions and powerful words of one can create a ripple effect through time, echoing Truth for future generations. The lineage of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. is not forgotten as we celebrate a day in his honor each January. His peaceful action in the civil rights movement revolutionized his culture. We recount his dedication to correcting the injustices of his time and we look to him, a leader in history, as his work is just as relevant today.
The Power of One Series will feature the men and women that have changed the course of history for the betterment of our world. Stay tuned as Weidmann adds to this series one portrait --one line-- at a time.
One of the world’s most classic and readily recognized prayers is shown here in the elegant form of Engrosser’s script. Nostalgia accompanies the sweep of each delicate letter. Embellished curves inspire thoughts of the rhythmic ebb and flow embedded in the words. As timeless as the prayer itself, this script showcases calligraphy’s power to take words that are beautiful to the ear, and make them soothing on the eye.
In history, myth and legend, the peacock symbolizes righteousness, protection, resurrection, wisdom; integrity and beauty above all. Weidmann assimilates these admired characteristics in his work as he strives to emulate everlasting truth.
Sailors of long ago looked to the heavens to find their way on this earth. Though the seas would churn and the winds would blow, the heavens remained their constant guide. Burning stars above would chart their course across tumultuous seas, which threatened to claim their lives. Beyond the stars sailors spoke of a greater force, which they believed kept them safe and guided them home- this was the divine.
A ‘sojourner’ is a traveler who does not stay long in any one place. Whether we are literally traveling across an open sea or simply making our way through life, we are all sojourners. So, within the center of the compass rose is a ship sailing across high seas- a reminder that life brings waves to crash against our hull and test the strength of our vessel.
Pen and Ink
A message of restoration, renewal and transformation, these hands give hope to the hopeless, comfort to the suffering, and healing to the broken in the promise that, "His eye is on the sparrow."
Sold Out - $ 475.00
Released from Weidmann's private studio comes a unique, one-of-a-kind stone carving. Salvaged from a historic mansion in Colorado, this marble tells a story in its weathered yet sturdy appearance. Some things become more beautiful with age and this marble piece is no different. Now with classic Roman alphabet letters, "U & I" carved into its face, this historic piece has a new story to tell; one of romance that will last for the ages.
5 lbs 2 oz
7.5" long (across the top); 5" tall; 1.5" diameter
Great, powerful creatures roam this earth, but often fall prey to jealous hands. The elephant’s story is not unlike many of our own; circumstances trample our spirits and assailants rise from all corners. But, like this animal, we must be tenacious—realizing our own strength can conquer every arrow. As one of the world’s most majestic, and most persecuted beings, the elephant is a lesson to our own mortal code. Remain peaceful unless provoked. Here, Weidmann illustrates the reckoning that surmounts when a passive creature cries, “Enough.”
$ 89.00 $ 119.00
The words of storyteller, Ray Hughes, are adorned in Weidmann's signature intricacies, coming together in one of the greatest artistic collaborations and affinities of our time. Both masters of their craft, Hughes and Weidmann, found common ground as they share a language of ancient times. They live today as if they lived for hundreds of years. Harkening to the simplicity of a different age, both men lead lives of powerful generational impact.
This piece captures Hughe's mission and ministry in his poetic nature, and reads,
"I am a Well Digger's Son. When I was a boy, I once looked into an old well and saw the sky. I have been looking for Heaven in old wells ever since."
For anyone with a love for words, this one is sure to be a must-have from the Jake Weidmann collection.
Find more about the storytelling and musical talent of Ray Hughes at http://www.rayhughes.org/
Sold Out - $ 1,500.00
This one-of-a-kind, unique phrase finds its flourishes in Weidmann's perfected hand. "What you love you will protect." Profound truth marks the page in swooping curls that echo across the white spaces.
20" x 21"
Black ink on fine art paper.
Signed by artist.
The latest release from the Jake Weidmann studio displays a never-before-seen lettering design that displays the artist's skill to master any style. The phrase "Wild At Heart" blooms in fiery flame from the burning heart around the dancing flourished horse. Can you see it?
This Limited Edition series is very limited. Collect from the 25 that will ever be available in the Jake Weidmann Gallery.
White Ink on Black Fine Art Paper. All archival materials used in the reproduction of this artwork.
Measures 12" x 18"
The latest release from the Jake Weidmann studio displays a never-before-seen lettering design that displays the artist's skill to master any style. From the fierce and free flourishes of the dancing horse, the phrase "Wild At Heart" blooms in fiery flame from the image of a burning heart. Can you see it?
White Ink on Black Fine Art Paper. All archival materials used in the production of this ORIGINAL artwork.
Measures 12" x 18"
Weidmann's latest word study centers around an idea that has long worn itself in the hearts of wise men and women.
"Legacy" holds firm in bold gothic lettering from which carefully executed flourishes abound. As the Master thoughtfully lays each stroke of the pen, each stroke of our lives will weave a tale throughout our own legacy.
You are writing your legacy every day. What will yours be?
Limited Edition of 100