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Handcrafted Recycled Steel Drum Swimming Sea Turtles Wall Art (Haiti)
ITEM#: 15652342This turtles wall art is a handcrafted, original piece of Haitian metal art, made from recycled 55 gallon steel drums. It is created by artist Kendy Bellony, in the traditional fashion; utilizing simple hand tools for both cutwork and detailing.
- Setting: Indoor or Outdoor
- Type: Wall decoration
- 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: 6 in W x 17 in L
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, sanded and prepared for the sculpture. The artist draws his intended design on the metal and begins his work with a hammer and chisel.
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.
|Dimensions||see product description|
|Country of Origin||Haiti|
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Guess I should have taken out my yardstick when looking at this item. It's not that large, but very nicely made. I had planned to use it as wall art in my backyard, but after receiving and realizing just how smaller it was than in my mind, it now adorns a fence post. I still like it, but wish it had been larger.Read More
Questions & Answers
We thought this piece would be a fun addition to our beach themed decor and we sponsor a child from Haiti, which gives it a special connection to us.
I have wanted an item with turtles for my wall, because I collect them. Chose this because its handmade by artisans which only do this type of art, and I appreciate that!
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