Recycled Haitian Steel Oil Drum Art - Fish Metal Wall Decor - 517

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Product Description
This 17" x 34" hand hammered metal fish design is a great gift idea for the sport fisher in your family.

All of our Haitian metal art pieces are handcrafted in our own workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti, where I have worked in the arts field for nearly 30 years.

It all begins with a recycled 55 gallon steel oil drum. Tops and bottoms of the drum are removed and placed inside of the drum cylinder along with dried banana or other leaves, scrap paper or cardboard. The full drum is then is set on fire, to burn off everything, bringing it down to the clean steel of the drum. When the drum has cooled, it is cut down the side and flattened out to an approximate 3' x 6' "metal canvas. (The tops and bottoms are used for our 24" round pieces) The design is drawn on to the metal. Using hammer and various size chisels, the shaping and details are cut and hammered into the metal, creating a very unique piece of art for your home. The piece is coated with a clear protective finish, making it suitable for hanging indoors or outdoors.

This type art is definitely a case of "Upcycling". We reuse a steel oil drum to make it into something of greater value than it was originally.

Please look through the photos that we have included, showing some of the process of making the metal wall hangings.



Materials Used
metal, steel, drum, upcycled metal, steel drum, oil drum
Product Attributes

Color: Grey

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First Item: $15.95
Additional Items: $8.00

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