Size: 14.25"W x 11.5"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
An original work of calligraphy done in my 'own' alphabet. The large black letter were done using black acrylic paint and spell out PROF I. The smaller letters were doing using ink, and the back ground is a mix of watercolor and acrylic paint.
Most of my work is done in the attempt to influence the subconscious. I believe that by reading something and repeating it in your head every time you glance at the image or word you subconsciously influence yourself towards that emotion, action, or thing. Almost like a self brainwashing or hypnotism. Kind of like the posters they hang on the walls of classrooms reminding kids that honesty is the best policy, to always try your best, and so on.
The PROF I part of this piece means both professor and profit. Because in order to profit you need wisdom, and for wisdom you need to spend time and energy - the only true currency.
Hello, my name is Christian Weykamp I am a calligraphy artist living in upstate New York. During a state mandated studio art class in the 9th grade, our teacher spent two weeks teaching us the basics of dip pens and calligraphy. From that moment I was totally hooked. I even once failed a history assignment after turning in an assignment written in calligraphy on parchment paper, even after my teacher insisted that all papers must be typed. From that time I've done countless wedding projects with my calligraphy skills. As much as I like doing this work I always wanted to take calligraphy off the paper to use it to make beautiful paintings. My work is inspired by all types of calligraphy; arabic, hebrew, blackletter, hieroglyphics, runes, and anything else I come across. Since branching out more into painting in 2015 I have been a part of several group shows, sold paintings to people all across the USA, and have even won a couple of awards at local shows. Thanks for taking a look!