The center of Haitian metal sculpture is the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, where the clanging sound of hammers striking chisels is a constant music. To begin, the artist chalks his design onto the recycled oil drum metal. Chisels, dies and a large hammer are used to cut and shape the piece, giving it form and texture. When the highly intricate and physically demanding work is complete and the artist is satisfied with his work, he signs his name boldly with a small chisel and applies a clear, weather-proof coating. The result is a wonderful piece of handcrafted art, measuring 19.5″ x 15″.
Three birds is not a crowd in this artfully crafted nesting tree. It’s graceful design is timeless, a lovely accent in virtually any setting.
Over time it will gain a weathered patina, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if that’s not the look you’re going for, spray-on clear coat enamel once a year to keep your outdoor sculpture looking the same as the day you bought it.