Sparks of Sun Metal Art
Sun approx 12"
Haitian steel drum sculptures (fer découpé) are fabulous both indoors and out. Beyond Borders has been working with and nurturing Haitian metal artists in Croix-des-Bouquets for fifteen years. The artisans start with designs inspired by nature and culture. From cardboard patterns, they trace their design with chalk on the flattened metal from torn-down oil drums. With chisels and hammers, they carefully cut and decorate the metal by hand. Each piece is shaped and smoothed, then the artists boldly and proudly chisel their name on to the metal sculpture.