Pennsylvania "Dutch" Hex Signs Barn Signs Folk Art Decor
traditionally hand drawn and hand painted hex signs, empowered prayers and folk art by hexerei Starwalker

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Despite the pandemic, as a solo artist working from home and only using 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 and for the 30" diameter and larger ones, UPS, we have still done some local pickups, masked and social distanced of course! It is a pleasure to actually meet some of the folks who comission work, even if we are peering at each other over our masks!
barn sign at MOFGA Common Ground Fair

I have had the pleasure of painting these 48" diameter Livestock Protection signs (above) for the local chapter of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) to donate as signage for a livestock barn. Additional pictures of these signs, and others mounted on homes, barns, outbuildings and even businesses across the country (supplied by happy customers) are collected HERE.

The 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.

Like many folk arts, their roots are not clear. This site is devoted to thmighty oak hex sign for strengthe 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.

Jj Starwalker

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. -- Massachusetts

"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. -- Delaware

" 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



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Custom hex sign Updated January 2021  CUSTOM WORK pages!

03/14/18