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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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Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 33 by 33-Inch, Star Sun

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 33 by 33-Inch, Star Sun
$137.18

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 Star Sun measures approximately 33 x 33 x 0.5 Inch.

Tree of Life, Haiti Steel Drum Wall Art 34.25" X 16.25"

Tree of Life, Haiti Steel Drum Wall Art 34.25" X 16.25"
$129.00

Haitian metal sculptures all come with a clear, weather-proof coating but if exposed to the elements, they will begin to rust over time. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if it's not the look you're going for, fear not. Just pick up a can of spray on enamel clear coat and go to it. Once a year will do it. Piece of cake!

it's cactus - metal art haiti Girls Dancing, Haitian Metal Art, Recycled Steel, Handmade, Fair Trade 34" x 17"

it's cactus - metal art haiti Girls Dancing, Haitian Metal Art, Recycled Steel, Handmade, Fair Trade 34" x 17"
$129.00

In Haiti, the traditional art of converting oil drums into sculptures is a true mark of both man's imagination and his resourcefulness in the face of dire economic circumstances. Using 55-gallon oil drum cast offs, the artist first removes both ends of the drum. Next, he stuffs the drum with straw, igniting it to burn out any residues. When it has cooled, he slices it down one side and pounds it into a flat metal sheet . With a stick of chalk, the artist then draws his intended design onto the metal. Finally, he applies a hammer and chisel to the task; cutting, shaping, and contouring the piece to its completion.

Metal Garden Sculptures,Nature inspired Gecko's, Handmade in Haiti 34.25" X 16.25"

Metal Garden Sculptures,Nature inspired Gecko's, Handmade in Haiti 34.25" X 16.25"
$98.00

Haitian metal sculptures all come with a clear, weather-proof coating but if exposed to the elements, they will begin to rust over time. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if it's not the look you're going for, fear not. Just pick up a can of spray on enamel clear coat and go to it. Once a year will do it. Piece of cake! 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.

Haitian Metal Art - Organic Tree of Life

Haitian Metal Art - Organic Tree of Life
Was: $89.00 Now: $68.00

Ancient cultures as diverse as the Egyptians, Sumerians, and Mayans all viewed the Tree of Life as the source of all Creation. Today, it is a timeless classic; graceful, elegant, and naturally appealing. It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti. Size: 23" X 23"

it's cactus - metal art haiti Music, Boys in the Band, Made From the Lid of a Barrel, Haiti Metal Wall Art 23" X 23"

it's cactus - metal art haiti Music, Boys in the Band, Made From the Lid of a Barrel, Haiti Metal Wall Art 23" X 23"
$89.00

Made entirely by hand, the cut work and detailing are executed using only a hammer and chisel. It's Cactus - Metal Art Haiti, Musician's Playing the guitar, drums, and Flute! 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, 23 by 23-Inch, Moon and Birds

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Moon and Birds
Was: $79.42 Now: $79.10

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 Moon and Birds measures approximately 23 x 23 x 0.5 Inch.

Lovebird Tree of Life Metal Wall Art, Handmade in Haiti, Hang Indoor or Outdoor, Fair Trade (22.5" X 22.5")

Lovebird Tree of Life Metal Wall Art, Handmade in Haiti, Hang Indoor or Outdoor, Fair Trade (22.5" X 22.5")
$79.00

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.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Dancing Mermaids

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Dancing Mermaids
$79.00

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 Dancing Mermaids measures approximately 23 x 23 x 0.5 Inch.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Flock of Seven Birds

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Flock of Seven Birds
$79.00

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 Flock of Seven Birds measures approximately 23 x 23 x 0.5 Inch.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Cluster of Palms

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Cluster of Palms
Was: $79.00 Now: $55.54

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 Cluster of Palms measures approximately 23 x 23 x 0.5 Inch.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Three Girls

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Three Girls
$79.00

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 Three Girls measures approximately 23 x 23 x 0.5 Inch.

Tree Life Metal Wall Art, Contemporary Iron Artwork Decor, Celtic Family Trees, Round Modern Plaque, Handmade in Haiti,Fair Trade Certified

Tree Life Metal Wall Art, Contemporary Iron Artwork Decor, Celtic Family Trees, Round Modern Plaque, Handmade in Haiti,Fair Trade Certified
Was: $78.95 Now: $78.94

The " Celtic Tree of Life" is a particularly poignant symbol in Haiti. Trees are a precious, though rapidly disappearing resource, where less than 1.5% of natural growth remains, due to deforestation. The culprits: poor land management practices and grinding poverty. Between land being cleared for subsistence farming - which constitutes two-thirds of Haitian labor activity - and wood being harvested to provide 70% of the nation's fuel, the tropical forests of Haiti are virtually gone. The upshot is topsoil erosion amounting to 36 million tons annually, accelerated land degradation, silting lakes and waterways, increased greenhouse gases, and deaths numbering in the thousands due to mudslides when heavy weather strikes.

Global Crafts Tree of Life Hand Painted 23-inch Metal Wall Art

Global Crafts Tree of Life Hand Painted 23-inch Metal Wall Art
$77.67

Haitian artisans hand cut and embossed from steel oil drums this 23-inch diameter painted piece depicting a tree of life. With a high-gloss varnish, this piece perfect for hanging indoors or out.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Gardener

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 23 by 23-Inch, Gardener
Was: $71.94 Now: $71.87

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 Gardener measures approximately 23 x 23 x 0.5 Inch.

Haitian Metal Art - Tree of Life

Haitian Metal Art - 	Tree of Life
Was: $69.00 Now: $63.74

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. Suitable for outdoor use.

Tree of life with Flowers, Nature Inspired Metal Wall Art, Hang indoor or outdoors 22.5" X 23"

Tree of life with Flowers, Nature Inspired Metal Wall Art, Hang indoor or outdoors 22.5" X 23"
$69.00

The center of Haitian metal sculpture is the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, where the clanging sound of hammers striking chisels is a constant music. To begin, the artist chalks his design onto the metal. Chisels, dies and a large hammer are used to cut and shape the piece, giving it form and texture. When the highly intricate and physically demanding work is complete and the artist is satisfied with his work, he signs his name boldly with a small chisel and applies a clear, weather-proof coating. The result is a wonderful, fair trade piece of handcrafted art.A few nails and a hammer are all you'll need to hang your sculpture. Look for a place where the design is joined or notched and put the first nail there. Use a second and possibly a third nail, if the piece is large, in other joined or notched design elements within the sculpture to straighten and secure it to the wall. The nails will "disappear" with the piece. Simple as that.Before this sculpture left the workshop in Haiti, a clear, weather-proof coating was applied to protect it from the elements. If it is displayed indoors, you'll never have to lift a finger, but if it is going to go outside, you might want to apply a spray-on clear coat yourself once a year to retain it's glossy patina.

Metal Tree of Life Roots, Large Tree, Rustic Farmhouse Decor, Nature Inspired, Handmade in Haiti 23" X 23" Fair Trade Federation Certified

Metal Tree of Life Roots, Large Tree, Rustic Farmhouse Decor, Nature Inspired, Handmade in Haiti 23" X 23" Fair Trade Federation Certified
Was: $69.00 Now: $68.00

Tree of life wall decor. Earth-friendly Metal Sculptures-Haitian artisans recycle 55-gallon metal drums into this lustrous wall hanging. Detailed hammered cut work celebrates the natural world. The artist first visualizes his design, often taking inspiration from his culture and natural surroundings. Next, he chalks his design onto the flattened metal and then, using only a hammer and chisel, gives the sculpture form and dimension. The result is a unique piece of folk art, perfect for home or garden use.

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