Haitian steel drum metal art, Mermaid wall hanging, Metal art, Metal wall art, Haitian art, Steel drum art, Metal art wall hanging. Garden art. – Ethnic mermaid metal wall decor. Mermaid metal wall art – Metal wall hanging – Handcrafted steel drums from Haiti. Hand cut from recycled steel oil drums in Haiti. Measures 30 x 30. Haitian steel drum metal art This artistic mermaid design is hand cut from recycled 50 gallon steel drums. Both ends of the drum are removed & placed inside of the remaining cylinder along with scrap paper, dried banana or sugar cane leaves. It is set on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled, the drum is cut down the side & flattened out to create a “metal canvas” of approximately 3′ x 6′, upon which the design is drawn. Using hammer, chisel & various primitive tools, the shape is cut & the various decorative patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique & treasured piece of primitive art. The finished design is coated with a protective finish. Can be hung indoors or outdoors. Upcycling is the process of taking something old or used & making it new again & of a greater value than it was originally. This is what we have done with the steel drum material used in this piece. We show photos of the process of turning a recycled steel drum into a beautiful piece of art. Discount – We offer a 20% discount on orders over $500. Use discount code HM500 when placing your order. Click to view the various categories of Haitian metal art. Haiti Metal Art Home Page http://etsy.me/1lG7ves Tree & Bird Designs http://etsy.me/1OHF4IH Angels & Mermaids http://bit.ly/1YRO0xS Sun Designs http://etsy.me/1TtBnWh Crosses & Bible Scenes http://etsy.me/1SGKgf0 Geckos – Butterflies – Fish Designs http://etsy.me/1ObsPQ3 Haitian Life – Women – Ethnic Masks http://etsy.me/1RxmWBZ Numbers & Switch Plates http://etsy.me/1ONOwby Mirrors http://etsy.me/1Q8pJCl Garden Décor & Baskets http://etsy.me/1OHFv5S Towel Hooks http://etsy.me/1NbGZR7 We have other Etsy shops that we hope you will visit. Metal Art of Haiti – Both hand painted metal tropical wall decor & Haitian steel drum metal art designs …. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MetalArtofHaiti Haiti Metal Art – Displays our ethnic Haitian metal art, which has been hand cut from recycled steel oil drums & finished with finely detailed hammered work. These unique pieces can be seen at … http://www.etsy.com/shop/HaitianMetal Tropic Accents – Brightly hand painted metal decorative home decor in a tropical theme. Tropical Fish, Gingerbread Houses, Geckos, Frogs & more …. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TropicAccents Stained Glass Delight – Features handcrafted stained glass sun catchers & jewelry boxes, finished in decorative solder work. These make wonderful gifts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StainedGlassDelight Switch Plate Decor – Hand painted metal light switch covers. All hand cut from recycled steel oil drums in Haiti. A huge selection of tropical designs….