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About The Artist:
The artist of Coe Brook Creations is Monica Thornton - A native of Fairview Park, Ohio - graduate of Marquette University (99), Milwaukee, Wisconsin - and current resident of Winston, GA. Thornton spent nearly 10 years living in Seville, Ohio just outside of traditional Amish country in NE Ohio. It was here that she was introduced to the hex sign tradition and created her first signs from traditional artist samples of Zook. In the first few years, a particular interest in Johnny Claypoole designs came about. This intrigue ultimately pushed Thornton to begin creating modern design themes with vivid colors, stark geometric patterns and complex designs. Every sign is hand-painted and never duplicated as a painted piece again. This makes all of Thornton's signs a true one-of-a-kind item for each owner. Over the past 2 decades, Thornton has sold signs to buyers in almost every U.S. state, Canada and over a half dozen other countries - including many owners that have bought multiple pieces for their private collections. In 2017 Thornton found a Gallery in Atlanta, GA that began reproducing gallery quality limited edition prints of certain designs (3 in 2017) - along with digitized images for use on retail gift items. It is Thornton's goal to follow in the footsteps of Zook and Claypoole as a top modern day designer.
What are HEX SIGNS?
There is a lot of debate regarding the origin and function of hex signs. They are commonly regarded as having their roots in the Pennsylvania Dutch traditions. Regardless of their origin - the use and functionality remains the same. Hex Signs are typically hung at the peak or a barn or home to offer Good Fortune to the owner. This can be transferred to the family, home and field depending on the symbolism represented in the sign. The colors, shapes and symbols represent various aspects of life and nature. The traditional signs of Jacob Zook, Johnny Claypoole and others typically offer what are often deemed as "Amish" or "country" themes and designs.