Handmade Recycled Steel Drum 3D Fish Art Accent Piece (Haiti)

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Handmade Recycled Steel Drum 3D Fish Art Accent Piece (Haiti)

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This art is a handcrafted, original piece of Haitian metal art, made from recycled 55 gallon steel drums. This 3D fish was hand carved by the artist in the traditional fashion; utilizing simple hand tools for both cutwork and detailing.

  • Setting: Indoor or Outdoor
  • Type: Accent piece
  • Colors: Vary on each piece from brown to grey to black
  • Materials: Recycled steel oil drums
  • Care: If used outdoors, it will develop a beautiful patina. To maintain the original look, take the artwork down and spray it with a clear gloss varnish every 18-24 months.
  • Dimensions: 3.5 inches wide x 6 inches long

Story Behind the Art:

The art of handcrafting metal sculptures that has been handed down for several generations provides a sustainable living for over 100 families in a small village in Haiti. The work begins with a recycled 55 gallon steel drum. The steel drum is prepared for the sculpture by removing the top, stuffing it with dried banana leaves and straw and finally igniting it to burn off any residue and paint. Once the barrel is cool, it is pounded into a flat sheet and prepared for the sculpture. The artist draws his intended shape on the metal and begins his work with a hammer and chisel.

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.

Country of Origin: Haiti


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