Handmade Haitian handicraft metal art sculpture made from recycled oil drums, made from the lid of a 55 gallon oil drum, mid-90's piece. Signed Remy.
Angels riding a bicycle, with a basket of fruit on the front, both angels are playing trumpets in adoration. This piece is 22" in diameter. Deep bronze, rustic brown and silver color.
Ideal for inside or on a patio. Ethnic folk art, Nice addition to a world folkart collection. Ready to hang with a couple of nails.
Oil drums are their raw material. The process of converting oil drums into sculptures is both a tribute to man's imagination and resourcefulness in the face of economic need. The artist first removes both ends from the drum, which are used to create smaller scuptures the drum is them stuffed with straw and set on fire to remove oil residue. When cool it is sliced down the side and flattened into a 4'x6' metal canvas. The artist then draws the image with chalk and with hammer and chisel the design is cut out and the sculpture is born.