Metal Wall Art
Croix Des Bouquets
Croix Des Bouquets, in an area of the capital of Port-Au-Prince, is well known for Haitian metal art.
The Haitians artisans, make the most beautiful metal wall art by hand, out of steel drums. Rather than wasting metal drums, that held oil and other liquids, the Haitian artist cut sheets of metal from these steel drums, heating them, into flat sheets, then drawing a design of nature, or heartwarming messages and using a peen hammer, pound them into flat sheets and cut out the many beautiful shapes all by hand. These artisans labor hard and are most proud of their creations. We, as art lovers, value these forms of art and use them for home, office, facility, and business decor.
Many forms of art are made with the assistance of machines, but, not these artists. Many hours of sweat and physical labor, are poured into these beauties, which in a big way, adds more meaning to their individual creations. Though many copies are made, each one, is unique, as they do not simply run through an assembly line. Take a look at some of their art, and share your thoughts.