Hosta House Name Sign

THE HOSTA HOUSE sign was handcrafted in 2005 and shipped to one of our clients on Park Avenue in New York City - presumably for use at their county home. The sign panel is painted a 'Deep Brunswick Green'. This color was first developed and named in 19th century Australia and is classified as one of the classic Australian 'heritage colors'. The Dulux Weathershield version of this paint employs a mineral pigment and is one of the most UV resistant paints on the planet. Even after 10 years in UV intense Australian sunshine signs that are painted in Deep Brunswick Green show little or no significant fading. An excellent color choice, when combined with our hdu/pvc materials, for maximum sign longevity.

The flower our client chose for hand-sculpted artwork is from a genus of over two dozen species of plants commonly known as Hostas (or plantain lilies in Britain). Hostas are widely cultivated as shade-tolerant foliage plants. The flower is named in honor of the Austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host. Gardening groups like The American Hosta Society support Hosta Display Gardens, often within botanical gardens. Hostas are frequently exhibited at major flower shows. They are the backbone of the 'shade garden' - which helps us to imagine the setting of the house where this sign will hang - even before we see it.

Our artists rendered this beautiful 3D flower with small knives and chisels and then painted the flower with Liquitex Artist Acrylics - also a very fade resistant product. Since artwork on Danthonia signs is hand made there is no limit on the kind of flowers you can choose. If you do not find something perfect for your house in one of our art libraries - you can send us your own image or commision our artists to create custom artwork for your sign.

The text and oval were incise-carved with chisels and gilded with 23kt gold leaf. Gold leaf differs from gold metallic paint in that is a thinly beaten foil of actual gold that is inlaid into the sign rather than applied with a brush. Gold leaf gives an elegant look to a sign and is especially stunning and effective on signs that are viewed at close proximity.

Carved & Gilded
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
22 " x 12 "