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Sunflower Tree Metal Art Wall Art - 34" - Haitian Recycled Steel Drum Wall Decor, Metal Wall Art, Handcrafted Haitian Metal Art - Outdoor Wall Art

Metal tree design wall hanging is handcrafted from a 55 gallon recycled steel oil drum at our workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti.

One of the unique forms of Haitian art is the steel drum metal art. Large metal drums, once used for transporting oil or other products are recycled into the raw material of this particular art form.

Using recycled 55-gallon oil drums, the Haitian artist first removes both round ends of the drum and places these inside the cylinder along with dried banana or sugar cane leaves. This is then set on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled, the artist then cuts the round drum from top to bottom. The flattening process is a sight to behold, as one of the artists’ helpers will climb inside the drum and using all his weight, push with feet, legs, arms and shoulders to open it up. It is then pounded into a flattened "metal canvas" of approximately 3" x 6". With chalk, the design is drawn onto the metal sheet. Now, the real art work begins. 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.

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.

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.

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We have other Etsy shops that we hope you will visit.

Tropical Metal - Which features hand painted metal wall hangings in a tropical theme. These have also been cut from recycled steel drums. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TropicalMetal

Stained Glass Delight - Our newest Etsy shop features handcrafted stained glass sun catchers and jewelry boxes, finished in a decorative solder work. These make wonderful gifts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StainedGlassDelight

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Sunflower Tree Metal Art Wall Art - 34" - Haitian Recycled Steel Drum Wall Decor, Metal Wall Art, Handcrafted Haitian Metal Art - 1639

$122.95 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: steel, metal, steel drum, oil drum, recycled steel, recycled metal
  • Feedback: 483 reviews
  • Ships from Haiti to select countries.
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