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Flower and Hummingbird, Recycled Haitian Metal Garden Art 11"x 17 1/2"

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Flower and Hummingbird, Recycled Haitian Metal Garden Art 11"x 17 1/2"

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  • Hand-crafted from cast-off 55 gallon steel drums, artists in Haiti follow four generations of tradition in metal sculpture.
  • The artist first visualizes his design, often taking inspiration from his culture and natural surroundings.
  • Next, he chalks his design onto the flattened metal and then, using only a hammer and chisel, gives i form and dimension.
  • The result is a unique piece of folk art, perfect for home or garden use.
  • All of the Haitian Metal Art can be used both indoors or out. The sculptures have a clear enamel coat when shipped to you~ To maintain this original look you will need to spray the sculpture with a clear enamel every year and a half~ We use our local hardware brand Ace Clear Enamel spray. When used outdoors weather will wear away the enamel coating over time~ Many people prefer the natural aging process which is a rust~ Or to maintain the original look give the sculpture a light spray front and back with the clear enamel~ These sculptures are made of a heavy gauge steel so will not rust away~ If your sculpture does rust or you have forgotten to spray it, do not worry, just lightly sand the rusted areas, then spray it with clear enamel front and back. Now you are good to go for another year!
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This beautiful flower with hummingbird is made in Haiti. The artist uses only a hammer and nail to do all the cutting and detail in creating this sculpture. It can be used inside or out! ARTIST PROFILE Bernard Excellent from Haiti Born his parents' home in Croix-des-Bouquets in 1984, Jean Bernard Excellent, an earnest and somewhat solemn young man left his formal education and dreams of becoming a lawyer at the schoolhouse steps and took up the hammer and chisel at the age of 14. Having 9 mouths to feed and a dying husband, it became obvious to his mother and to Bernard that the family needed more income than her wages as a saleswoman could provide. With that realization, an artist was created. "My father was an artist. I started watching him when I was young. He showed me how to do it," he explains in halting English. "My first job was cutting with Yonel Brutus, Winston Cajuste, and Nicolson Mathieu. Now I work with Evenson Thenor. They help me get contacts and manage my tools," says Bernard. He continues, "I like the work of (second generation master) Serge Jolimeau. I work on his style. But my designs are special. I love them. They come from my mind and my soul." His inspirations spring from, "nature and sometimes angels." Clearly, his sense of humor finds form as well, as evidenced in his sun-faced designs with angels, mermaids, or boys at play. Each one is meticulously crafted, with intricate beading and texture executed throughout each piece. Bernard takes great pride in his work and sees it's potential. "I love this art. I want to be a well-known artist, have my big own shop, and help other people in my zone.
  • Hand-crafted from cast-off 55 gallon steel drums, artists in Haiti follow four generations of tradition in metal sculpture.
  • The artist first visualizes his design, often taking inspiration from his culture and natural surroundings.
  • Next, he chalks his design onto the flattened metal and then, using only a hammer and chisel, gives i form and dimension.
  • The result is a unique piece of folk art, perfect for home or garden use.
  • All of the Haitian Metal Art can be used both indoors or out. The sculptures have a clear enamel coat when shipped to you~ To maintain this original look you will need to spray the sculpture with a clear enamel every year and a half~ We use our local hardware brand Ace Clear Enamel spray. When used outdoors weather will wear away the enamel coating over time~ Many people prefer the natural aging process which is a rust~ Or to maintain the original look give the sculpture a light spray front and back with the clear enamel~ These sculptures are made of a heavy gauge steel so will not rust away~ If your sculpture does rust or you have forgotten to spray it, do not worry, just lightly sand the rusted areas, then spray it with clear enamel front and back. Now you are good to go for another year!

Brand: Beyond Borders
Product ID: 1117210801776416
Product Dimensions: 27.9cm x 2.5cm x 40.6cm

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