This piece is hand cut from recycled 50 gallon steel drums. Both ends of the drum are removed and placed inside of the remaining cylinder along with scrap paper, dried banana or sugar cane leaves. It is set on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled, the drum is cut down the side and flattened out to create a "metal canvas" of approximately 3' x 6', upon which the design is drawn. Using hammer, chisel and various primitive tools, the shape is cut and the various decorative patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique and treasured piece of primitive art. The finished design is coated with a protective finish. Can be hung indoors or outdoors.
We make all of our metal art pieces in our own workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti. Our photos show some of the process of turning a recycled steel drum into a work of art for your home.
Upcycling is the process of taking something old or used and making it new again and of a greater value than it was originally. This is what we have done with the steel drum material used in this piece.
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Haitian Metal - Displays our ethnic Haitian metal art, which has been hand cut from recycled steel oil drums and finished with finely detailed hammered work. These unique pieces can be seen at … http://www.etsy.com/shop/HaitianMetal
Tropic Accents – Brightly hand painted metal decorative home decor in a tropical theme. Tropical Fish, Gingerbread Houses, Geckos, Frogs and more …. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TropicAccents
Stained Glass Delight - Features handcrafted stained glass sun catchers and jewelry boxes, finished in decorative solder work. These make wonderful gifts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StainedGlassDelight
Switch Plate Decor - Hand painted metal light switch covers. All hand cut from recycled steel oil drums in Haiti. A huge selection of tropical designs…. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwitchPlateDecor
Table Decor – Hand painted wood placemats, coasters and serving trays in tropical designs. … http://www.etsy.com/shop/tabledecor
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