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 highlights marine invasives that affect the Adirondack region. Corbicula fluminea (asian clam) and Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussel) infest waterways and cause biofouling—clogging condenser tubes, water pipes and firefighting equipment. Flora represent Potamogeton crispus (curly-leaf pondweed), whose dense mats inhibit native species growth and recreational activites.
This four-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.