MFA from James Madison University. For nearly

two decades Herb lived and taught at Bethany

College in West Virginia where he and his wife,

Anita, raised three daughters. While in West

Virginia, Herb’s artwork evolved into

statements about life circumstances, both

whimsical and political. His work has been

exhibited in 200 shows throughout the United

States and abroad. Herb retired from teaching

in 2015 to build a house in Virginia and make

art full time.

Herb Weaver

An art educator for over three decades ranging

from middle school to the college level, Herb

Weaver strives to take art off the pedestal and

into the daily lives of the viewer. Initially

trained more as an “art generalist” in a liberal

arts setting, Weaver later focused on the

medium of ceramic sculpture and earned an

“The “arrows through the heart” are actually

rods extracted from a library cabinet’s card

catalog, intended to accentuate Trump’s 4th

grade reading level. The chains hanging down

from the neck-area are symbolic of “chain

migration” to remind us that the current First

Lady is a recipient of this policy. And the

plastic “umbrella” of “Make America Great

Again” that covers the head represents the

shield of ignorance under which he and his

base mask their true values. On the base are a

series of ten quotes extracted from the

internet. The black text are Trump’s words

that are compared to biblical passages in red

text. This oxymoronic juxtaposition of

thoughts are intended to signify the hypocrisy

of the “Christian Right” who blindly deny the

actual teachings of their “Prince of Peace.”

Herb Weaver | April 2018

A Great, Great Peace Extinguisher

Ceramic and mixed media

117 x 41 x 41 cm | 2015


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