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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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Noah Ark Wall Sculpture, Metal Wall Art, Fair Trade From Haiti, 15" X 15"

Noah Ark Wall Sculpture, Metal Wall Art, Fair Trade From Haiti, 15" X 15"
$32.95

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. Finally, the sculpture is sealed with a weather-proof finish, so that the sculpture may be displayed easily indoors or out.Hanging your art is easy once you know how. Choose a point where the design element is joined or notched and use a nail to hang it from that point on the wall. Use a second and a third nail (if necessary) within other design elements to straighten and secure the piece. Then stand back and admire your work. You'll see that the nails "disappear" into the sculpture. Beautiful! Though your sculpture comes with a protective weather-proof coating, it will wear off over time outdoors and rusting can occur. You can prevent this from happening by spraying on a clear enamel coating. Once a year is plenty. Now, how easy is that?

Mermaid Playing The Drum Haitian Recycled Steel Drum Wall Art 10.5" x 6"

Mermaid Playing The Drum Haitian Recycled Steel Drum Wall Art 10.5" x 6"
$32.00

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.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. Make sure that you avoid placing a nail into an eye or mouth, as that will draw attention to the nail. You want the nails to "disappear" into the piece. 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! Brought to you through the practice of fair trade.

Jellyfish, Ocean Beach, Nautical Decor, Haitian Metal Wall Art 17" X 7"

Jellyfish, Ocean Beach, Nautical Decor, Haitian Metal Wall Art 17" X 7"
$29.95

Y Encouraged by his older bother, 10 yr old Kendy took a hammer and chisel and began the practice of "Coupe de Fer" or cutting iron. At age 15 his father died and Kendy began selling pieces in his uncles shop to provide vital income for his family.Hand-crafted from cast-off 55 gallon steel drums, artists in Haiti follow four generations of tradition in metal sculpture.

Haitian Metal Art - Mermaid Playing the Guitar

Haitian Metal Art - Mermaid Playing the Guitar
$29.95

Mermaids of folklore dating back to the time of Odysseus enchant sailors with their beautiful music. Is this gal a little bit country, or a little bit rock 'n' roll? Size: 10.5" x 6"

Set of 3 Mini Garden Dragonflies, Haitian Recycled Metal Art

Set of 3 Mini Garden Dragonflies, Haitian Recycled Metal Art
$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.These sculptures have been clear coated to protect them from the elements. If they are going to be part of the indoor decor, they will stay just fine - pretty much forever. If they are outside and exposed, they will rust over time. If that's not the look you want and you can head it off, by simply applying a spray-on enamel once a year. It's a snap!These dragonflies hang easily with one nail in the hole provided in the wing. If you want to secure it, or adjust it's flight path, add a second nail in the crook between the lower wing and the body.

Haitian Metal Art - Octopus - 7.5"x 17.25"

Haitian Metal Art - Octopus - 7.5"x 17.25"
$29.95

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. Finally, the sculpture is sealed with a weather-proof finish, so that the sculpture may be displayed easily indoors or out.

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

Decorative Metal Tree with Birds, Indoor or Outdoor garden decor, Handmade in Haiti 15" X 15"

Decorative Metal Tree with Birds, Indoor or Outdoor garden decor, Handmade in Haiti 15" X 15"
$28.50

A finely detailed sculpture of a bird winging her way through a tropical forest of palms. Created by Bernard Excellent, of Croix-des-Bouquet, Haiti.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 14 by 14-Inch, Octopus Sun

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 14 by 14-Inch, Octopus Sun
$27.00

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 Octopus Sun measures approximately 14 x 14 x 0.5 Inch.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 10 by 10-Inch, Turtle with Two Fish

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 10 by 10-Inch, Turtle with Two Fish
$26.68

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 Turtle with Two Fish measures approximately 10 x 10 x 0.25 Inch.

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"

Haitian Metal Art - Garden Bees

Haitian Metal Art - Garden Bees
$24.95

It's hard to resist this pair of bees! Their wings are attached by rivets, giving them a 3-D aspect. Bend them out a little bit and watch them fly. Symbols of industriousness and royalty, bees also remind us to enjoy the sweet honey of life. Size: 6" x 6".

Haitian Metal Art - Dove of Peace

Haitian Metal Art - 	Dove of Peace
$24.95

This view of a dove is often used to represent the Holy Spirit, particularly in Latin American art of the Colonial Period. However, throughout history, the dove has also been symbolically associated with Motherhood, Purity, Love, and Innocence. Size: 8.5" X 9

Small Hearts, Metal Milagro Charms, (set of 4), Love and Friendship, Unique Presents, Handmade in Haiti, 3"x3"

Small Hearts, Metal Milagro Charms, (set of 4), Love and Friendship, Unique Presents, Handmade in Haiti, 3"x3"
$24.50

"Milagros" is the Spanish word for "miracles." Milagros are small metal charms that come in a wide variety of shapes. Traditionally, these charms were used in Latin America and some European countries as religious petitions to saints and deities, somewhat like lighting votive candles at a church altar. People pin individual milagros to the fabric draped over the statue of a saint or sometimes set them out in a shrine. These delicate hearts, fashioned after milagro charms are terrific for adorning packages, hanging on a wall or in a collection, or slipped into a card o to say, "I love you."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.Though protected with a weather-proof coating, these sculptures will rust over time, if exposed to outdoor elements. . 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 cactus - metal art haiti Cross, Religious Decor, Milagro, Haitian Metal, Recycled Art (set of 4) 3" x 3"

it's cactus - metal art haiti Cross, Religious Decor, Milagro, Haitian Metal, Recycled Art (set of 4) 3" x 3"
$24.50

"Milagros" is the Spanish word for "miracles." Milagros are small metal charms that come in a wide variety of shapes. Traditionally, these charms were used in Latin America and some European countries as religious petitions to saints and deities, somewhat like votive candles at a church altar. These wonderful sculptures are handmade from 55 gallon oil drums in Haiti.

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!

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 13.5 by 5.5-Inch, Vertical Moon Sun

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 13.5 by 5.5-Inch, Vertical Moon Sun
$24.47

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 Moon Sun measures approximately 13.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 Inch.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 12.5 by 5-Inch, Double Bird

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 12.5 by 5-Inch, Double Bird
Was: $22.96 Now: $22.88

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 Double Bird measures approximately 12.5 x 5 x 0.25 Inch.

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