Decorative Veve Heart, Metal Plaque Wall Hanging Artwork, Original Haitian Collection, Handmade in Haiti from Recycled Steel Barrels 14 x 11.5 Inches

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Made of recycled steel, this sculpture will rust over time if it is exposed to the elements. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, some people like the look of a weathered patina. If that isn’t you, don’t dispair. Taking five minutes once a year to apply a spray-on enamel clear coat will keep your sculpture looking exactly the same as the day you bought it. In the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, the air rings with the sound of metal banging against metal. Workshops line the streets of the village and outside each are stacks of discarded 55-gallon drums awaiting transformation. To begin the process, the tops of the barrels are removed and the open barrel is stuffed with straw and dried banana leaves and then set ablaze. This burns out the residue and old paint and strengthens the metal. After the barrels have cooled, they are slit down the side, pried open, pounded flat and sanded down, giving the artist a smooth flat surface, much like a painter’s canvas. The artist chalks his design onto the metal and then, using a hammer and chisel, begins the work of cutting the sculpture and giving it form, detail and dimension. When he is satisfied with his results, he pounds his signature onto the sculpture and seals it with a protective, weather-proof finish.

Brutus WIseton, a man of great heart, its no wonder that heart designs are his specialty. He and his wife have three sons and one baby daughter. His dream is that all of them will have the opportunity to complete school, something he was unable to accomplish himself. Wiseton works very hard to make this dream a reality; his art is a clear reflection of his passion and determination
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Unique Heart Collection Handmade no machines used.
Color variations from dark silver tones to brown rustic tones.
The artist benefits directly from his own hard work, your purchases, and our fair trading practices.

Price: $39.00
(as of Sep 18,2021 10:54:12 UTC – Details)

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