$ 250.00 $ 300.00
Weidmann's instant classic is an intricate pen and ink drawing where tools of various crafts are represented within a classic, organic and semi-symmetrical design intended to stir on the new generation of master creators and crafters. Craftsmanship beautifully takes center stage, emboldened by the charge, Preserve the Past, Forge the Future.
What is your craft?
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
$ 350.00 $ 400.00
"When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul."
Weidmann gently weaves a sea of script back into the context from which it first transpired. In the 1800's, Horatio Spafford's, "It Is Well With My Soul," was penned while crossing the ocean scene where the lives of his four daughters were lost in a tragic shipwreck. These words, heavy with feeling and brilliant with praise and peace, are well-worn into the souls of many as one of the world's most beloved hymns. In the midst of terrible loss and heartache, we can declare, "it is well, it is well with my soul!"
In Deuteronomy (4:24), God describes himself as a Consuming Fire- a jealous God who pursues his people despite their constant rebellion against Him. God our Father is the light in the darkness; a fire burning bright who yearns for a relationship with His creation. He looks away from the viewer to show God’s inability to truly commune with His people in the Old Testament because they were cloaked in sin.
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/
$ 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.
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From the burning embers of Weidmann’s imagination, this piece is brought to life through swirling tones of charcoal and graphite. With a reminiscent gaze upon his weathered face, a sailor peers into the smoke of his pipe, recalling his adventures at sea. More than an illusory transition of smoke to sea to man, this piece speaks to the cyclical motion of life: the rough waters that pass beneath you form the person you will become.
One of the world's most prolific storytellers, C.S. Lewis, is immersed in his own tale as he encounters the face of Aslan, a most Untamed Lion.
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.”
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.
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
$ 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/