This intricate wall piece made from recycled oil drums in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, features a bicycle semi circle design handcrafted by Carlo Brutus. 32 inches by 18 inches with a natural patina with high gloss finish. Suitable for indoor or outdoor hanging.
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.
Made from steel drums by Haitian craftspeople in the section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti called Croix des Bouquets, this sun is three dimensional with a diameter of 10 inches. It has the natural patina that is prevalent in used oil drums rather than sheet metal. It...
This 11-inch nativity in the stars is handmade in Haiti from scrap steel drums and hand painted. This piece is 11 inches in diameter. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital...
Depicting a Tree of Life, this piece is handcrafted from steel drums in Haiti. It is 14 inches in diameter and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art...