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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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Haitian Metal Art - Tree of Life

Haitian Metal Art - Tree of Life
$29.95

In a design reminiscent of a quilt pattern, this pair of love birds perched in a tree is a terrific gift idea for a bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary. Size: 11" X 13

it's cactus - metal art haiti Peace Sign Haitian Metal Recycled Outdoor Art Wall Sculpture, 12" x 12"

it's cactus - metal art haiti Peace Sign Haitian Metal Recycled Outdoor Art Wall Sculpture, 12" x 12"
$29.95

In the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, the air rings with the sound of metal banging against metal. Workshops line the streets of the village and outside each are stacks of discarded 55-gallon drums awaiting transformation. 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. Worried that this sculpture may rust? Don't be. A weathered patina isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if that's not the look you're going for, take five minutes to apply a spray-on clear coat enamel once a year to keep your outdoor sculpture looking the same as the day you bought it.

Blessed Virgin Mary Mother Madonna, Haitian Metal Art, Recycled Oil Drum

Blessed Virgin Mary Mother Madonna, Haitian Metal Art, Recycled Oil Drum
$29.95

This Madonna was created by Gonzales Seig-Non. Seig-Non was born in March of 1988, the second of five children. He pursued his education in banking, but found his passion lay in metal sculpture. At the age of 23, he sees art as his path to the future. He says, "From the bottom of my heart, I wish for my designs to be seen and appreciated. It is for me a great honor and a joy to do this work."

Peaceful Children Peace Decor Sign Made in Haiti, Fair Trade, Recycled Metal, 13" X 13"

Peaceful Children Peace Decor Sign Made in Haiti, Fair Trade, Recycled Metal, 13" X 13"
$29.00

The Haitian method of creating sculptures originated over 6o years ago and has changed very little in that time. Outside each workshop are stacked 55 gallon drums, waiting to be prepared. Apprentice artists and laborers cut off the tops and bottoms of the drums, fill them with straw and dry banana leaves, and then light them to burn out residues and strengthen the metal. When cooled, the drums are slit down the sides, pried apart, pounded flat with mallets, and vigorously sanded. At this point the artist takes over, chalking his intended design onto the metal. Using a hammer and chisel and other simple tools, the artist undertakes the intricate work of cutting, beading and detailing each piece. When he is finally satisfied with the results, he pounds his signature onto the sculpture and seals it up with a protective finish. This recycled metal sculpture has a protective coating. If your piece is displayed outdoors, however, it will wear off over time. To keep this sculpture looking the same as the day you bought it, take five minutes once a year to apply a clear spray-on enamel coating. 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. You want the nails to "disappear" into the sculpture - and they will. Like magic...

Haitian Metal Art - Girl on a Bicycle

Haitian Metal Art - Girl on a Bicycle
$28.95

Delicately perched on her bicycle, this young girl has been to the market and is bringing home fresh fruit for snacking. Fun gift for farmer's marketers and bike riders - even if the gift is for you! Size: 9" x 16"

Haitian Recycled Metal Drum Wall Art - 2 Hummingbirds

Haitian Recycled Metal Drum Wall Art - 2 Hummingbirds
$24.95

Perfect for indoor or out!. Made with only his hammer, chisel, and imagination! Garden art for your patio. Outstanding Haitian art designs from hand cut 55 gallon steel drums. One set includes 2 birds. It's Cactus is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation. Size: 6" x 5.5"

Metal Sun Yard Art - Handcrafted From Haiti, Recycled Oil Drums 10.5"x11"

Metal Sun Yard Art - Handcrafted From Haiti, Recycled Oil Drums 10.5"x11"
$24.95

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. A viewer's eye will go straight to those elements and a nail there will draw attention to itself. You don't want the nails to become part of the details - you want them to "disappear." 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!

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 12.5 by 5-Inch, Vertical Birds in Tree No. 1

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 12.5 by 5-Inch, Vertical Birds in Tree No. 1
Was: $24.72 Now: $23.93

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 Vertical Birds in Tree No. 1 measures approximately 12.5 x 5 x 0.25 Inch.

Bird, Spring Garden Metal, Haitian Art, Summer Outdoor Decor, Recycled Oil Drum 8.5

Bird, Spring Garden Metal, Haitian Art, Summer Outdoor Decor, Recycled Oil Drum 8.5
$24.50

These beautiful, hand crafted wall art pieces are made in Haiti. Perfect for indoor or out!. Made with only his hammer, chisel, and imagination!

Haitian Metal Art - Welcome Girl - 8" x 6"

Haitian Metal Art - Welcome Girl - 8" x 6"
$16.50

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 Welcome Girl measures approximately 8 x 6 x 0.25 Inch.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 12.5 by 6-Inch, Vertical Birds in Tree No. 4

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 12.5 by 6-Inch, Vertical Birds in Tree No. 4
$14.00

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 Vertical Birds in Tree No. 4 measures approximately 12.5 x 6 x 0.25 Inch.

Haitian Metal Art - Leaving the Nest Garden Tree of Life

Haitian Metal Art - Leaving the Nest Garden Tree of Life
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The birds in this tree of life are ready to fly! A wonderful piece of hand-crafted folk art that transcends many decorative styles. A tree of life is a universal symbol which unites the earth below with the skies above. Size: 15" X 15"

it's cactus - metal art haiti Tap Tap Bus, Metal Wall Sculpture Recycled Oil Drum Art from Haiti, 23" x 23"

it's cactus - metal art haiti Tap Tap Bus, Metal Wall Sculpture Recycled Oil Drum Art from Haiti, 23" x 23"
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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.

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

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

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