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.
This versatile butterfly creation displays both horizontally or vertically. Made for display indoors or outdoors.
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. Butterflies float and flowers burst forth from his designs.
||11" x 17"