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Metal Wall Art, Metal Wall Hanging, Outdoor Art, Haitian Steel Drum Garden Decor 496

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Metal Wall Art, Handcrafted metal wall hanging, Haitian steel drum metal art, Metal wall decor, Haitian metal wall art – Steel drum art, Haitian art, Handcrafted metal art wall hanging. TO VIEW OUR ENTIRE ETSY SHOP, CLICK HERE…. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HaitianMetal Haitian couple metal art measures 17″ x 34″ Haitian peasant 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. All of the metal art pieces are handcrafted in my own workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti. The photos show some of the process of turning a recycled steel drum into a work of art for your home. 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 Garden Décor & Baskets http://etsy.me/1OHFv5S Towel Hooks http://etsy.me/1NbGZR7 Please visit all of my Etsy Shops: Metal Art of Haiti – Both hand painted metal 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