interesting structure is a cistern structure, built by the
client's own hands, upon which the Black Bear hex sign is
mounted. He explained, "it's been a six year thing
(the tower thing on the left, 4000 gallons with storage
added on top). And yes, I did all of it myself". The
client chose the black bear because "the bear symbolizes
wildness, oak leaves and acorns would fit as this is a
primary food source in the fall. The timelessness of
nature and the power. We have a lot here-they are in a
real uptick, sorta like deer were in the 1980's and
1990's. Powerful presence."
pictures are of an 24" Wilkom (welcome) sign given as a
birthday gift to a family living in Arizona. My client
said "They love it, as we do & 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."
As always, a click on any image will show you a larger
version, however many of the pictures I get of
installed signs these days are taken with cellular
telephones or other mobile devices at lower resolution.
the left is a 12" Mighty Oak sign next to the door of a
home in Georgia. Even though it is traditional to mount
hex signs at the peak of the wall under the eaves, or high
on a long wall like on many barns in Pennsylvania, this
placement is an excellent way to mount and effectively
show off a smaller sign. Good to know if your budget is
And to the right is a Growth hex sign, my own creation,
mounted on a home in Pennsylvania. It has been very
exciting to me to see that the growth in my business over
the last few years has included a large increase in the
number of signs that travel from my farm studio in rural
Maine, to the traditional home of the art form,
This year, alone, I have sent orders for multiple large
signs to grace barns in rural southern Pennsylvania. Once
again, photos from a mobile device, but as I said above, I
love to see the signs in their new homes, regardless of
the quality of the image. We can't all be Ansel Adams!
The hex signs that are mounted on the
livestock barns at the MOGFA Common Ground Fair grounds
are much loved and appreciated.
sign for 2017, Protection for Cattle, did not
get hung in time for the fair, but look for it
2016 sign, Protection for Oxen
hangs on the ox team barn.
Draft Horse Protection sign from 2015, still