HomeGarden DecorMetal Mermaid Wall Art, Metal Hanging, Outdoor Haitian Tropical Steel Drum Nautical Decor – 359

Metal Mermaid Wall Art, Metal Hanging, Outdoor Haitian Tropical Steel Drum Nautical Decor – 359


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Handcrafted Mermaid Metal Art, Haitian art, Outdoor Metal Wall Art, Metal wall décor, Mermaid metal art – Haitian metal art, Metal Wall Art – Garden art, Mermaid, Haitian Metal Art – Mermaid wall decor – Nautical decor – Steel drum art, Mermaid Metal art wall hanging. Handcrafted from recycled steel drums in Haiti. TO VIEW OUR ENTIRE ETSY SHOP, CLICK HERE…. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HaitianMetal Metal mermaid wall hanging is available in 2 sizes – 13″ x 24″ & 23″ x 34″. Please make your selection on the right side of this page. Please note all of the detailed hand work in this mermaid piece. Metal 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 & 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 & using all his weight, push with feet, legs, arms & 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 & 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. 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. 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. Click to view our other 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 We have other Etsy shops that we hope you will visit. Haiti Metal Art – Displays our ethnic Haitian metal art, which has been hand cut from recycled steel drums & finished with finely detailed hammered work. These pieces can be seen at http://www.etsy.com/shop/HaitianMetal Tropic Accents – Hand painted metal decorative home decor in a