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Recycled Metal Drum Art These striking wall sculptures, made from recycled metal oil drums, are hammered and chiselled by hand in Haiti.

 
 
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Family Roots Tree of Life, Large Outdoor Wall Art, Recycled Metal Haiti, 33" X 33"

Family Roots Tree of Life, Large Outdoor Wall Art, Recycled Metal Haiti, 33" X 33"
$229.00

The Tree of Life as a visual metaphor for relationships and the interconnectedness of all living things. One 19th century theorist described it poetically, writing, "As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these, if vigorous branch out and overtop many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the Great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the Earth and covers the surface with its ever-branching and beautiful ramifications." Each unique fair trade metal sculpture is hand- cut from recycled 55- gallon steel drums. To begin the process, both ends of the drum are removed and placed inside of the remaining cylinder, along with scrap paper and dried banana or sugar cane leaves. Next, the contents are set ablaze to burn off any paint or residue and strengthen the metal. When cooled, the drums are sliced down the side and flattened, effectively creating a "steel canvas" of approximately 3' x 6', upon which the design is drawn. Using a hammer, chisel and various other primitive tools, the desired image is cut out and decorative patterns are pounded into the metal. Finally, a weather-proof finish coating is applied, making these fascinating pieces of folk art perfect for displaying indoors or out.

Mermaid Family Haitian Metal Art , Recycled Oil Drum 34" X 18"

Mermaid Family Haitian Metal Art , Recycled Oil Drum 34" X 18"
$98.00

Folk tales from places as diverse as Ancient Egypt and Greece, Medieval Europe, tribal West Africa and Native America all have a common thread of mermaid lore. Across boundaries of time and space, this half woman, half fish is at once powerful, playful, sensual, and hypnotic. This vison of mermaid family, created by artist Evenson Thenor, is focused on the playful side of their character as mother and daughter frolic under the sea.

Tap Tap Bus, Metal Wall Sculpture Recycled Oil Drum Art from Haiti, 23" x 23"

Tap Tap Bus, Metal Wall Sculpture Recycled Oil Drum Art from Haiti, 23" x 23"
$89.00

Following four generations of tradition, each piece of Haitian metal art is made entirely by hand with simple tools. Starting with a cast-off steel drum, the metal is cleaned, sanded, and pounded flat. From there, the artist chalks his design onto the metal and then begins the heavy, tedious work of cutting out the pattern with a hammer and chisel and giving the piece detail and dimension. Finally, he applies a clear-coat to the piece, which protects it and makes it perfectly suited for indoor or outdoor display.

New Jungle Panel, Giraffe, Lion and Elephant, Haiti, Recycled Oil Drum 36" X 11"

New Jungle Panel, Giraffe, Lion and Elephant, Haiti, Recycled Oil Drum 36" X 11"
$89.00

The artists in Haiti who created these wonderful sculptures often take their inspiration from the own cultural heritage. Many Haitians today can trace their roots back to Africa and Haitian children throughout time have been entertained with folktales of their ancestral homeland. All of our artists have the benefit of our fair trade practices.

Metal Garden Tree with Birds and Flowers, Haitian Steel Drum Art 21" X 21"

Metal Garden Tree with Birds and Flowers, Haitian Steel Drum Art 21" X 21"
$79.00

This]Tree of Life is a terrific sculptural piece, not only because of the skillful craftsmanship it took to create, but also because the artist cleverly incorporated the spout of the drum lid that this piece used to be into the exceptional work of art that it is now. Recycling is beautiful! It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti

Metal Tree Wall Art with Birds, Haitian Steel Drum Art 23" X 23"

Metal Tree Wall Art with Birds, Haitian Steel Drum Art 23" X 23"
$69.00

These beautiful, hand crafted wall art pieces are made in Haiti. Perfect for indoor or out!. Made with only his hammer, chisel, and imagination! All of the Haitian Metal Art can be used both indoors or out. The sculptures have a clear enamel coat when shipped to you~ To maintain this original look you will need to spray the sculpture with a clear enamel every year and a half~ We use our local hardware brand Ace Clear Enamel spray. When used outdoors weather will wear away the enamel coating over time~ Many people prefer the natural aging process which is a rust~ Or to maintain the original look give the sculpture a light spray front and back with the clear enamel~ These sculptures are made of a heavy gauge steel so will not rust away~ If your sculpture does rust or you have forgotten to spray it, do not worry, just lightly sand the rusted areas, then spray it with clear enamel front and back. Now you are good to go for another year!

Haitian Metal Art - Angel and Birds - 23" x 23"

Haitian Metal Art - Angel and Birds - 23" x 23"
$69.00

Intricate detail, expertly crafted one hammer stroke at a time makes this a truly impressive example of the artistry of Julio Balan. He upholds the highest standards of the art of Haitian metal sculpture. The beauty of the angel, the grace of the birds fluttering near, and the tender face of the moon all speak to his considerable talent.

Giraffes Metal Sculpture, Haiti Metal Wall Art 23" x 22.5"

Giraffes Metal Sculpture, Haiti Metal Wall Art 23" x 22.5"
$69.00

A well-crafted piece of original folk art from Haiti. This is a hand-crafted original piece of Haitian metal art, made from discarded steel drums and brought to you through fair trade practices. It is created in traditional fashion; the artist utilizing simple hand tools for both the cutwork on the recycled metal and also the intricate detailing. A protective, weather-proof coating has been applied, making it suitable for display indoors or out. Though it is protected with a weather-proof finish, this sculpture will rust over time, if exposed to outdoor weather. To prevent this from happening, grab a can of spray on enamel at the hardware store and go to it. Once a year should be plenty. It's a snap! It's easy to hang your sculpture with just a few nails. Place the first nail within two design elements that are touching or notched. Then use a second and possibly a third nail, if the sculpture is large, to straighten and secure the piece against the wall. Just make sure that you don't place a nail in an eye or a mouth. A viewer's attention will go there quite naturally and therefore, directly to the nail. You don't want that!

Octopus Steel, Metal Sea Wall Art, Recycled, Ocean Marine 22.5" X 23"

Octopus Steel, Metal Sea Wall Art, Recycled, Ocean Marine 22.5" X 23"
$69.00

These wonderful sculptures are handmade from 55 gallon oil drums in Haiti. The steel drums vary from brown to grey to black. As such, colors will vary on each, unique piece. Thank you for supporting our artists. Each purchase makes a huge difference in the quality of their lives.

Peacock, Full Feathered Wall Decor, Recycled Metal Art, 23" X 23"

Peacock, Full Feathered Wall Decor, Recycled Metal Art, 23" X 23"
$69.00

It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti This sculpture has been finished with a clear enamel coating, which will protect it from the elements. However, if it is displayed outdoors, we recommend applying a spray-on clear coat in order to maintain it's fresh-out-of the box look. Five minutes once a year is all it takes. Easy!The traditional Haitian method of creating metal sculptures from discarded oil drums has changed very little since the technique was first developed by Georges Liataud in the 1950's. To begin, the drums are burned out, cleaned up, sanded down and pounded flat. Next, the artist chalks his intended design onto the prepared metal and begins the heavy and tedious work of cutting and detailing, using only a hammer and chisel.Hanging your metal art is easy, once you know how. Choose a place it within two design elements that are touching or notched toward the center of the piece and drive a nail into the wall at that point. Using a second and possibly a third nail, place those in other notched areas within the design to secure it firmly. Avoid placing nails in the eyes or mouth.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Sun Moon Combo

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Sun Moon Combo
$64.00

Le Primitif Galleries began working with artists in Haiti in 1976 to import the finest quality, recycled steel oil drum sculptures. Because each piece is hand-chiseled, each piece is an original work of art. The designs are chalked out on flattened steel oil drums and then cut out with a mallet and chisel. Georges Liautaud, a blacksmith, began this art form in the late 1950s. Many talented sculptors have since followed. These works grace such prestigious institutions as the Museums of Modern Art in Paris and New York. This beautiful, hand-chiseled wall hanging was crafted in Haiti from recycled steel oil drums and can be displayed inside or outside to elevate the decor around your home. This Sun Moon Combo measures approximately 23 x 23 x 0.5 Inch.

Haitian Metal Art - Tree of Life

Haitian Metal Art - 	Tree of Life
$63.94

This intricate unique Tree of Life is handmade from recycled oil drums in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti by the artist Carlos Brutus. It is 24 inches in diameter. These pieces are representative of the spirituality of Haitian culture.

Haitian Recycled Metal Art - 5 Small Birds Flying

Haitian Recycled Metal Art  - 5 Small Birds Flying
Was: $45.95 Now: $38.50

To begin the process, the tops of the barrels are removed and the open barrel is stuffed with straw and dried banana leaves and then set ablaze. This burns out the residue and old paint and strengthens the metal. After the barrels have cooled, they are slit down the side, pried open, pounded flat and sanded down, giving the artist a smooth flat surface, much like a painter's canvas. The artist chalks his design onto the metal and then, using a hammer and chisel, begins the work of cutting the sculpture and giving it form, detail and dimension. When he is satisfied with his results, he pounds his signature onto the sculpture and seals it with a protective, weather-proof finish.

Giraffe Haitian Folk Art Recycled Oil Drum Wall Sculpture 6 1/2" x 32"

Giraffe Haitian Folk Art Recycled Oil Drum Wall Sculpture 6 1/2" x 32"
$44.00

For the animal lover, a stately giraffe browsing among the trees. A well-crafted piece of original folk art from Haiti.

Gift for Drummer - Metal Rock Drummer Recycled Collectible Metal Art Sculpture - Drum Set Musician - Unique Gift for Drum Player

Gift for Drummer - Metal Rock Drummer Recycled Collectible Metal Art Sculpture - Drum Set Musician - Unique Gift for Drum Player
$39.99

This is an unique one of a kind metal sculpture. The sculpture is made out of nuts, bolts, metal sheets,small metal rods, and much more. The detail that is put into this sculpture is impeccable. This cool drum sculpture looks great in any drum studio, bedroom, office, or even the living room. It makes a great gift for your love ones and a great office or home d├ęcor item.

Haitian Metal Art - Birds - Set of 2

Haitian Metal Art - Birds - Set of 2
$39.95

A playful pair of birds to soar across your indoor or outdoor living space. 3-d wings. Set of 2.

Garden Butterflies, Haitian Metal Art, Recycled Oil Drums, SET OF 5

Garden Butterflies, Haitian Metal Art, Recycled Oil Drums, SET OF 5
$39.95

A garden full of butterflies - how delightful! A set of five assorted gives you lots of creative options. Three here, two there. Or one for her, and one for her, and three for me....it's quite wonderful, really.

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