Hexenmeister (hex master) is the painter of traditional
Pennsylvania Dutch (actually Deutsch or German) hex signs,
commonly found at the peaks of barns in Pennsylvania and
the surrounding area. These circular hex signs have much
mystery, myth and confusion surrounding them. I was taught
that they were "painted prayers," invocations
and petitions made visible, asking God for the blessing
of protection for home and farm, good fortune, abundance
and prosperity or inviting guests to be welcome.
many folk arts, their roots are not clear. This site is
devoted to the art, magik and practice of designing and
painting these symbols of my Pennsylvania "Dutch"
heritage, the tradition in which I was taught and the directions
in which I have taken it.