This extraordinary artwork will quickly become a Christmas heirloom.
Handmade in Haiti from a recycled oil drum and signed by artist, Exulien
Height: 56cm Width: 48.5cm FREESTANDING
A Fair Trade Product.
A little more about the making of these artworks:
These freestanding sculptures are a mark of both man’s imagination and his resourcefulness in the face of dire economic circumstances. Each piece is completely handmade and signed by the artist who created it.
Using 55-gallon oil drum cast offs, the artist first removes both ends of the drum, reserving those pieces for smaller sculptures. Next, he stuffs the drum with straw, igniting it to burn out any residues. When it has cooled, he slices it down one side and pounds it into a flat piece of metal “canvas”. With a stick of chalk, the artist then draws his intended design onto the metal sheet.
Finally, he applies a hammer and chisel to the task; cutting, shaping, and contouring the piece to its completion. Completed pieces are then lacquered so they may be hung either indoors or outdoors.
When purchasing these hand crafted items you can be assured that the artists who made them have been fairly compensated. Your purchase will support socially aware and environmentally sound trade practices.