Often seen on old barns, traditional talismanic hex signs were used by farmers to ward off bad luck and encourage healthy growing seasons. This hex sign features the Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian Longhorned Beetle), which has caused the destruction of countless hardwood trees, and the Lilioceris lilii (scarlet lily beetle), which has decimated true lily populations throughout North America.
This five-color screen print measures 19×19″ and is printed on 140lb Construction White French Paper. It is initialed and numbered by David Buckley Borden, Helen Popinchalk and Morgan Grenier.
Edition of 10.
This piece was part of a series of collaborative screen prints made for David Buckley Borden‘s 2014 Hibernaculum Residency and 2015 exhibition at the Boston Design Center. You can read more about his residency with Trifecta Editions here.