Despite the ongoing pandemic, as a solo artist working from here on the farm and using only this virtual presence in the world, life and work continues. While most of my works find their way to their new homes via the USPS or UPS, we also do local pickups -- outside, for safety's sake, of course! It is a pleasure to actually meet some of the folks who comission my work.
Changes are afoot here at Hex Central, at Fussing Duck Farm. Read this Note from the Artist to see what's up!
) I love to see pictures of my work in there new homes, and many of my clients are happy to share! Many of these images are
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
Like many folk arts, their
roots are not clear. This site is devoted to
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.
We get compliments!
I received your hex sign today and am absolutely thrilled with it! Your craftsmanship and hard work show immediately. I can hardly wait to get it hung! Thank you for your beautiful creation. S.S. -- Pennsylvania
"They love it, as we do and hope you feel the
same. Once again, thanks for your great service
and playing such a large part in making her
birthday a special memory she will enjoy every
day." K.O. -- Arizona
"I am in love with your work!" W.M. --
"I received it [Earth Star Flower sign] and It's
beautiful! Thank you!" L.H. -- Oregon
"I consider it a sacred part of my milking
room." M.W.-- Oklahoma
"You have done outstanding work!" K.W. --
" It is beautiful and we LOVE it! We will have a
little ceremony following your instructions and
carefully place it on his chosen place of display.
It was a pleasure working with you!! Thank you so
much. " N.K. -- Alabama