Handmade by Jimmy Dade. Each unique fair trade metal sculpture is hand- cut from recycled 55- gallon steel drums. To begin the process, both ends of the drum are removed and placed inside of the remaining cylinder, in conjunction with scrap paper and dried banana or sugar cane leaves. Next, the contents are set ablaze to burn off any paint or residue and toughen the metal. When cooled, the drums are sliced down the side and flattened, effectively creating a “steel canvas” of approximately 3′ x 6′, upon which the design is drawn. The use of a hammer, chisel and more than a few other primitive tools, the desired image is cut out and decorative patterns are pounded into the metal. In spite of everything, a weather-proof finish coating is applied, making these fascinating pieces of folk art perfect for displaying indoors or out.Though it is safe with a weather-proof finish, this sculpture will rust over time, if exposed to outdoor weather. To prevent this from happening, grab a can of spray on enamel at the hardware store and go to it. Once a year must be plenty. It’s a snap!All it takes to hang this metal sculpture is a couple of nails and a little know-how. Here’s the know-how part: Place the first nail within a closed or notched design element and hammer it into the wall. The use of a second and even a third nail – if the sculpture is large – to straighten and safe the piece. Then, stand back and admire your work. That’s it!
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The extravagant tentacles on this octopus make him a prize catch! How wonderful for poolside or beach house decor. Meticulously hand-crafted by Kendy Bellony of Haiti.
Recycled Indoor and Outdoor Steel Drum Iron Wall Art
Color variations from dark silver to brown rustic tones.
We are proud to reinforce our artists through the practice of fair trade.
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