Metal 'Tree of Life' Oil Drum Art (Haiti)

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    Artist Carlos Brutus has personally signed this piece of round metallic wall art, composed of recycled oil drums, and featuring a flock of nesting birds. 'Tree of Life' represents the spirituality of the Haitian culture and adds character to your wall.

    Details

    ITEM#: 11542543

    The intricate Tree of Life wall hanging will make a fashionable addition to your home decor. Crafted of recycled oil drums, this decorative accessory is representative of the spirituality of the Haitian culture.

    Product Features:
    • Wall piece is personally signed by the artist, Carlos Brutus
    • Decorative accessory is made from recycled oil drums
    • Made in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
    • Measures 24 inches in diameter

    NOTE: Metal is not a shiny chrome, but more of a coffee color

    Story Behind the Art:
    Founded in 1990 by a multinational group of young entrepreneurs, Caribbean Craft (formerly known as Drexco) promotes employment in Haiti by training unskilled, but often highly gifted, craftspeople and by assisting the independent artisans through the introduction of new designs and new market outlets. Unemployment in Haiti, the poorest country of the American hemisphere, is variously estimated at between 60 and 80-percent.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.



    Specs

    Dimensions 24x24x.5
    Materials metal
    Model Number CRR:HMDTREE
    Material Metal
    Worldstock Country Haiti
    Framed Unframed
    Season or Holiday Christmas Mother's Day
    Product Features Eco-Friendly

    Customer Reviews


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    • Worth the wait

      I ordered this item as a wedding present as it certainly ticked all the boxes in terms of being Fairtrade, recycled, ethnic and spiritual, which is what the couple asked for, I ordered it two weeks before the wedding, hoping it would arrive in time. In fact it took one week to "process" at Overstock.com before even being prepared for shipping, which wasted time and it ended up not arriving in time to give the gift at the wedding. When it arrived, I was really glad I'd had it delivered to my home and not directly to the couple, as it came with just a cardboard backing sheet, covered with a bit of torn plastic and unceremoniously shoved into an outer carton with no protective packaging. So it then flew half way around the world and it's no surprise that it arrived with a little damage (bent leaf). Luckily, this was easily bent back into shape. I would certainly love to buy this item for myself as it's beautiful, but I would be wary of ordering anything fragile from Overstock.com in the future unless they buck up their ideas on the packaging front. I'd also never order anything from them in a hurry as their processing seems to take an excessive amount of time.

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    • love it

      I love, love, love, this tree of life. It is everything I wanted and more. I cannot wait to display it. I also love the fact that it isn't heavy, making it easier to hang. Sometimes you find these metal pieces and they are thin and cheap looking; I assure you this one isn't. I am also impressed with the fact that this has been created by hand. I love unique things. I like the fact that someone might walk into my home and be looking at this creation for the first time. I must admit though, it does have a little odor ...but considering the fact that it was made from an oil drum, II am not surprised. I have instructions for making that odor disappear. If anybody is on the fence about ordering this, hop off the fence now. You won't be disappointed. I am going to do some research and try to buy another piece from this collection : )

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    • This is a great gift I gave to myself !

      I am so happy to have bought this piece. it is a real conversation piece! I have been diagnosed with ALS and am losing my life bit by bit. I bought this piece to remind me that I am still alive and have the ability to enjoy a wonder piece of art like this.

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    • so-so art

      I love the idea of both using reclaimed materials and of supporting Haitian artists but this just didn't do it for me. The piece is the size stated and the workmanship (metal cutting) is nicely enough done but what is not mentioned is that this piece is clear-coated with a very high-gloss finish that gives it a plastic-y look. It does not look like shiney metal. It looks like glossy clear plastic over metal. This is reclaimed metal and would have looked so much better with a matte or satin finish, if any. I was really disappointed but instead of returning it, I gave it as a gift to a friend (with different art & decorating tastes) and she loves it.

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    • Beautiful!

      This piece is beautiful. I bought it to put in my foyer. It is unique and well done. The birds are very clearly sculpted. Great buy!

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    • Finishing touch

      This looks great in our entryway and was the perfect finishing touch. It's flimsy to the touch, but hanging that's not noticeable. And the color is a bit more glossy than I anticipated, but overall it' works well.

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    • wall hanging

      I read positive reviews, which gave me the confidence to order this piece. I agree with them! It is a great addition to our room decor and was promptly and safely delivered!

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    • Beautiful Haitian art!

      I purchased two of these wall art pieces for the front exterior wall of my home. I specifically wanted to break up the bare expanse of two stucco walls. They work really well and have added a nice focal point and a warmth to our home. I highly recommend. It has yet to rain here in So Cal so I cannot yet comment on how they will hold up in weather.

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    • Magnificient piece of art

      Really stunning the picture does not reflect its actual beauty

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    • Too small for wall

      The tree of Life was too small for the wall I wanted to use it on and the color was too dark.

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    Questions & Answers

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    • Is there an insert that explains the background of the piece to the recipient (where and how the piece is made, etc)?

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      • Hello kimberlymav, information on the Metal 'Tree of Life' Oil Drum Art (Haiti), can be found on the web-site on the artisan story. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!

      • There is a little postcard size insert that gives the background of the piece. The information is general. For example, it identifies a group of artists instead of a specific artist.

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    • What is the recommended method for hanging this piece?

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      • There is not a "reccommended" method. Whatever works best for your walls would be appropriate. I would suggest using screw sleeves so that your holes do not get stripped our.

      • I am using a picture hook. Can't see it and it has held for the past 5 years.

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    • Hi, approx. how much does this piece weigh? I am trying to figure out if I can hang it on a marble backsplash in the kitchen by only using strong velcro strips. Thank you.

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      • We only have the shipping weight, which should be pretty close to the actual weight. The shipping weight is 18 lbs.

      • This piece is light and looks amazing on the wall. I have it near my kitchen with stainless appliances. I always get compliments. I think it would make a great gift.

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    • Can this be used on a bathroom wall - I.E. is it rust resistant? Lynn

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      • Unfortunately, this item is not rust resistant. It was created from an oil drum.

    • Can this sculpture be hung on the outside of a house or is it only for indoor use? I live in Florida and I'm looking for a sculpture that can be left outside. Thanks!

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