This 23 inch Haitian metal wall art Tree of Life features birds in the tree and on the roots. Hand cut and embossed in Haiti by local artisans from recycled steel oil drums. Measures approximately 23 inches in diameter.
Meet the Artisans
When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.
Depicting three fish as bones in the ocean, this piece of metalwork, handcut and embossed from recycled oil drums in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, has a natural patina of the...
Depicting a Tree of Life with birds who are calling this home Handcrafted wall art from steel drums in Haiti. It is 14 inches in diameter and suitable for indoor...
This metal wall art features a tree of life with an artistic curved trunk. This traditional Haitian design is 24 inches by 24 inches. Hand cut and embossed from metal...