Sun Face - Drum Art - 24 inch - Haiti - Croix des Bouquets
These intricate wall pieces are made from recycled oil drums in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. This piece is made by Carlos Brutus, one of the metal artisans. It is 24" 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.
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This was a gift for someone else and they really liked it. It was supposed to be delivered by Christmas and then pushed until the beginning of January- would have been nice to know initially so I could have ensured it would be there on time.
Love this piece of art hanging on an outside wall surrounding my gazebo area. The size, shape and design are perfect.
My wall hanging was put up immediately upon receipt. Very pleased.
The Tree of Life Heart is vibrantly colored and exactly what I was expecting. Shipping was timely and the item was in perfect shape.
We love it, its a reminder of our weddingcard, the poem told about two trees, growing in the same light, don't grow out off shape. And the eight birds have a beautiful meaning too, to us.