The Hand Painted Gecko Tree of Life Haitian Metal Wall Art by Croix des Bouquets is handcrafted from recycled 55-gallon steel drums by village artisans in Haiti.
This stunning brightly colored hand painted wall art is truly one-of-a-kind featuring a fun, tropical Gecko design with flowers and dragonflies.
The artisans, Croix des Bouquets, use a painstaking process to turn sheets of metal into beautiful one of a kind wall art.
Steel drums used to transport oil into the capital of Haiti are cut, the oil is burned off to clean the metal, and then flattened in order to create stunning, up-cycled art.
Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor Use.
Measures 24 inches in diameter and weighs 5.5 lbs.
A Bit About Croix des Bouquets:
When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, you're met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel.
The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held.
The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design.
The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.