This gecko is handmade in Haiti from recycled oil drums. This metal art-piece includes small hook for hanging. It measures approximately 8-inches in length, a beautiful accent piece for your garden or patio!
- Reptilian sculpture is painted with bright colorful design inspired by local Haitian culture
- Gecko measures eight inches long
- Constructed of recycled oil drums
Story Behind the Art:
When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each gecko with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, often signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.
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.