Recycled Steel Drum Art - Green Man Design Handmade and Fair Trade

Recycled Steel Drum Art - Green Man Design - Croix des Bouquets

  • $99.95

This Green Man mask design metal wall art features utensils with marbles as earrings and marble eyes. It is handmade from recycled steel drums in Haiti and signed by the artist Lurernier. Measures 24 by 18 inches. Suitable for indoor or outdoor hanging.

Meet the Artisans

Metal Artisan in Haiti 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 lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.