Englischer Garten 1A, 80538 Munich
At seven in the morning, the sculptor Hex is already standing in his workshop and starts the welding machine. Using a bending, hammering and polishing machine, he builds a crashed World War II fighter plane, the JU 87. Next year the life-size stainless steel sculpture will be part of an exhibition in Burghley House Park in England. As Hex, who does not reveal his real name, has registered his artist name as a trademark with the Patent Office and has it on his identity card and driving licence, he is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. This is a very special honour as it is the most famous association of sculptors in the world. The British have a long tradition in sculpture, says the artist, who lives and works in an old renovated estate outside Osseltshausen in the Hallertau.