Beyond Borders Haitian Recycled Oil Drum Peace Heart Wall Art
In Haiti, the traditional art of converting oil drums into wall sculptures is a true mark of both man's imagination and his resourcefulness in the face of dire economic circumstances. Using 55-gallon oil drum castoffs, 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 four-by-six foot piece of metal "canvas." With a stick of chalk, the artist then draws his intended design on to the metal sheet. Finally, he applies a hammer and chisel to the task; cutting, shaping, and contouring the piece to its completion.
The result is a unique piece of art, such as this gorgeous "peace heart", representing humanity's desire for peace and love. Each one will differ. Measures approximately 4" in height.
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