The Well of Being, a children’s book for adults, is a journey, narrated with simple words and paintings. It is about the wellbeing we long for, yet often only dimly remember and may no longer believe in.
Through images and simple text, the reader will encounter new ideas. Ideas about the patterns of thinking which sometimes constrict our view of who we are and how this world works.
The book’s originality is not for the sake of breaking rules and being quirky, but rather, to penetrate the reader’s heart and break it. The Well of Being promises to bring us back to a world that is coherent and whole and beautiful. I hope that it will bring pleasure and the sense of remembering something we always knew, but have forgotten. Beyond that, I wish for its perennial teaching to be understood and shared between friends.
Jean-Pierre Weill was born in 1954 to Luce Weill, a writer and teacher of literature,from Normandy, France and to Arthur Klein, an American soldier turned actor, from Carbondale, Pennsylvania. The family moved from Paris to New York, where he was raised with his three sisters. Weill attended St. John’s College, in Annapolis, MD (1972- 1976). He joined Spoken Arts, Inc., a pioneering family recording company, dedicated to producing an audio library of the leading English language writers and poets of the 20th Century reading from their own works.
While dabbling in the visual art, Weill created a uniquely expressive mode of painting and drawing in 3-dimensional space. He calls his multiple level glass paintings Vitreographs™. His work has sold in hundreds of galleries and museum outlets throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He has designed original and limited-edition vitreographs for Disney Art Editions, Inc., Warner Bros Co., and Coca-Cola, Inc..
Weill has recently written The Well of Being. His first book, it is an illustrated inquiry about our journey to adulthood. He lives in Baltimore MD with his wife, Rachel Rotenberg, a sculptor. They have five children.