Haiti's Hand Print

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Size: 15x11'

Haitians are very proud of the metal work art. It is known worldwide. It is one of the unique and distinctive forms of Haitian art. The artisans recycle 55-gallon oil drums to give life to the beautiful art seen on the Haiti’s Hand Print website. They first remove the round ends of the drum, then set it on fire to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled down, the artist then cuts the round drum from top to bottom. It is then pounded into a flattened "metal canvas".

With chalk, the design is drawn onto the metal sheet and the real art work begins. Using tools such as a hammer and chisel, the shape is cut and the various decorative patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique and treasured piece of original art. The finished design is signed by the artist and coated with a protective finish. Each metal art sculpture is very labor intense and truly unique. Each item you see on our site and catalog was created very carefully and passionately by a Haitian artist. Because of the complex designs no two pieces are alike. Your art work is an exceptional piece that you will appreciate for years.

 

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Size: 15x11'

Haitians are very proud of the metal work art. It is known worldwide. It is one of the unique and distinctive forms of Haitian art. The artisans recycle 55-gallon oil drums to give life to the beautiful art seen on the Haiti’s Hand Print website. They first remove the round ends of the drum, then set it on fire to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled down, the artist then cuts the round drum from top to bottom. It is then pounded into a flattened "metal canvas".

With chalk, the design is drawn onto the metal sheet and the real art work begins. Using tools such as a hammer and chisel, the shape is cut and the various decorative patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique and treasured piece of original art. The finished design is signed by the artist and coated with a protective finish. Each metal art sculpture is very labor intense and truly unique. Each item you see on our site and catalog was created very carefully and passionately by a Haitian artist. Because of the complex designs no two pieces are alike. Your art work is an exceptional piece that you will appreciate for years.