This tropical fish wall hanging was hand cut from a 55 gallon upcycled - recycled steel drum, in Haiti, using a hammer and chisel. The various details of the gecko were pounded out into a bas-relief, so that the details are more visible. A rust preventative solution is applied to the steel. The tropical fish is then hand painted in rich colors. It is finished with clear varnish. Similar to the painting of the Mexican talavera pottery pieces. A wonderful garden art design.
Please view our photos showing some of the process of transforming a recycled steel drum into a great piece of art for your home. We have been working in Haiti for almost 30 years.
Please visit our Etsy shop, where you can easily see all of our painted metal pieces. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TropicalMetal
We have another Etsy shop which displays our ethnic Haitian metal art, which has been hand cut from recycled steel drums and finished with finely detailed hammered work. These pieces can be seen at http://www.etsy.com/shop/HaitianMetal
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.