Alone we perish, together we flourish.
Alone, a zebra stands out in the Africa landscape, yet together, the stripes of a collective herd serve to confuse and elude its enemies. In breathtaking magnitude, Weidmann explores the theme of power in unification: the impact of many over the independence of one. This is a method that numerous living beings have used physically, mentally, and socially to combat destructive forces for centuries. This tactic is not easily forgotten, nor is the lasting imprint of these vintage forms of flourishing upon the viewer’s vision.
This piece was curated in Denver’s Union Station Crawford Hotel as a permanent installation, July 2014.
Acrylic and Airbrush
The hummingbird is romanticized in this dynamic design as it pays tribute to the vintage technique of calligraphic off-hand flourishing. Like the hummingbird, the power of the message is in its details. The entanglement of line work speaks to the essence of love in combining two separate bodies, male and female, as a unified whole. Small imperfections grafted into the symmetry establish its own perfection.
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Following showmanship of past master penman, Weidmann takes the traditional calligraphic bird flourish to new heights in his hyper-realism style. This aerial North American Nuthatch soars toward the viewer with boundless ethereal motion through the vintage expression of off-hand flourishing.
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.