In Haitian Oil Drum art, the designs are chalked out on flattened steel oil drums and then cut out with a mallet and chisel. Characteristics of these metal sculptures include areas that are concave or convex, intricate patterns are created by hammering in "bumps" of different heights.
Handcrafted Haitian metal sculpture with a delightful dragonfly garden motif.
Thirty-one year old Alainne Etienne has his uncle to thank for getting him into metal art. Serving as his apprentice for five years, Alainne learned the trade well. It was, and continues to be a skill on which his family depends. Alainne has been working in metal sculpture for over 15 years and now runs his own workshop.
||11" x 17"