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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 - Crossing Trees

Haitian Metal Art - Crossing Trees
$32.95

Two trees crossing can be symbolic of two lives intertwining. A lovely, meaningful gift idea for an upcoming anniversary or wedding. Signed by artist Samuel Brutus. Size: 15" X 15"

Sea Sisters, Mermaid Metal Wall Decor, Haiti Steel Drum Art 17.5" X 7.25"

Sea Sisters, Mermaid Metal Wall Decor, Haiti Steel Drum Art 17.5" X 7.25"
$32.95

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! 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."

Haitian Metal Art - Sun and Moon

Haitian Metal Art - Sun and Moon
$32.95

Depicting the moon, sun, and stars, this celestial scene is radiant with handcrafted charm. Size: 15.5" X 15.5"

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?

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 30 by 4-Inch, Vertical Birds and Flowers

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 30 by 4-Inch, Vertical Birds and Flowers
$32.70

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 and Flowers measures approximately 30 x 4 x 0.25 Inch.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 15 by 5-Inch, Six Birds

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 15 by 5-Inch, Six Birds
$32.42

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 Six Birds measures approximately 15 x 5 x 0.25 Inch.

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

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 4 by 23.5-Inch, Vertical Six Birds

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 4 by 23.5-Inch, Vertical Six Birds
$28.58

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 Six Birds measures approximately 4 x 23.5 x 0.5 Inch.

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
Was: $27.00 Now: $24.44

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
$26.73

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.

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 12 by 6-Inch, Rectangle Tree of Life

Le Primitif Galleries Haitian Recycled Steel Oil Drum Outdoor Decor, 12 by 6-Inch, Rectangle Tree of Life
$25.50

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 Rectangle Tree of Life measures approximately 12 x 6 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"

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