Articulate Artisans

Artists communicate ideas. Artisans make beautiful and functional objects. But categories are shorthand and truncate rather than describe. This post features two artisans who pursue excellence in their craft but do so in a way that results in a powerful communication of ideas. They exercise a disciplined, meditative and philosophic art form. I don’t know that there’s a category for that. Perhaps we would just call them “artists,” but no real understanding follows that term. So, I suggest a closer look. Check out these rather well-made short films and hear from Jake Weidmann and Harrison Higgins in their own words.

Jake Weidmann is one of 11 master penmen in the world and he lives in Denver, CO. (I love to feature local artists.)

Harrison Higgins is a woodworker from Virgina.

Check out more great videos from “This is Our City” here.

Found these through the art and design blog Booooooom.

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