Weidmann's latest gallery release features the familiar, highly-detailed style you have come to know in his collectible works. Demonstrated in this piece is a compass rose designed with the writer in mind: calligraphy and fountain pens alike comprise the points of this compass and the charge adorning the perimeter of the design directs the lost writer in a most poetical way...
"When you are lost amind dreams and thoughts,
When feelings fail you and hope departs,
Take the course that is tried and true;
Follow the pen --
Write where it leads you."
Words composed by Jake Weidmann.
Interesting fact: the poetical phrase comprises of 32 words; a traditional compass rose has 32 points. Consider each word of this phrase a point on the Writer's Compass, directing them through the fog of their writer's block!
Pen and Ink (executed using a hand-dip calligraphy pen) 2019.
Reproduced with archival inks on fine art paper. Professionally color-matched to the original.
Limited and Unlimited series available for collection:
10" x 10" unlimited series | Signed by artist.
20" x 20" limited edition series of 200 | Signed and numbered by artist and comes with a Certificate of Edition.
$ 275.00 $ 350.00
Following the decorated style of his last hymn of 'It Is Well With My Soul,' Weidmann's latest gallery release brings beautiful imagery to the celebrated Gospel hymn, 'His Eye is On the Sparrow' --Written 113 years ago, the lyrics still grip the hearts of people today.
Originally written by Civilla D. Martin in the early spring of 1905, the lyrics were the outcome of an experience Martin and her husband shared with a crippled couple whom they had formed a deep friendship with. Upon asking where their bright hopefulness came from, despite their limiting physical conditions, they shared their secret in a single line of beauty and simplicity: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me." These words of boundless faith spurred the imagination of Civilla Martin and continue to have a lasting impact on the souls of many to this day.
The calligraphic script of lyrics encircles the Sparrow, perched on a blooming branch to signify the time in which Civilla Martin would have first penned these lyrics in early spring of 1905. As the viewer reads through this hymn, line-by-line, they circumvent this fragile bird, being reminded of His faithful watch over us. Around the nest of lyrics, a floral wreath hails on either side, containing spring-blooming flowers. Among them are daisies, crocus, peonies, tulips, and daffodils: each one chosen for its symbolism of cheerfulness, brightness, compassion, perfect love, rebirth, faith and everlasting life.
The banner in the title represents not only the method in which this hymn was first written, on pen and paper, but signifies a banner of Truth and Protection over the Sparrow -- Does God not wave the same banner over our lives through the scriptures? A banner of promise and faithfulness.
The theme of the song is inspired by the words of David in the Psalms and Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible:
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8, NIV
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26, NIV
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29–31, NIV
Limited Edition 300
Measures 17 inches wide by 23 inches tall.
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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
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.