Angel and Birds Making Music for the Moon Recycled Oil Drum Art 23" 23"
Brand: it's cactus - metal art haiti
Color: It is a varying color. A mixture and a blend of hues. dark black steel, browns and pewter tones. It changes depending on the lightin
- Haitian metal sculptures all come with a clear, weather-proof coating but if exposed to the elements, they will begin to rust over time. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if it's not the look you're going for, fear not. Just pick up a can of spray on enamel clear coat and go to it. Once a year will do it. Piece of cake!
- It's easy to hang your sculpture with just a few nails. Place the first nail within two design elements that are touching or notched. Then use a second and possibly a third nail, if the sculpture is large, to straighten and secure the piece against the wall. Just make sure that you don't place a nail in an eye or a mouth. A viewer's attention will go there quite naturally and therefore, directly to the nail. You don't want that!
- Each unique fair trade metal sculpture is hand- cut from recycled 55- gallon steel drums. To begin the process, both ends of the drum are removed and placed inside of the remaining cylinder, along with scrap paper and dried banana or sugar cane leaves. Next, the contents are set ablaze to burn off any paint or residue and strengthen the metal. When cooled, the drums are sliced down the side and flattened, effectively creating a "steel canvas" of approximately 3' x 6', upon which the design is drawn. Using a hammer, chisel and various other primitive tools, the desired image is cut out and decorative patterns are pounded into the metal. Finally, a weather-proof finish coating is applied, making these fascinating pieces of folk art perfect for displaying indoors or out.
Publisher: Metal Art Haiti
Details: Intricate detail, expertly crafted one hammer stroke at a time makes this a truly impressive example of the artistry of Julio Balan. He upholds the highest standards of the art of Haitian metal sculpture. The beauty of the angel, the grace of the birds fluttering near, and the tender face of the moon all speak to his considerable talent.