Oil drum art was developed in Haiti in the early 1950s by blacksmith Georges Liautaud. He began by creating metal crosses for the graves in the Croix-des-Bouquets cemetery, and was later encouraged by American teacher, DeWitt Peters, to expand the art form and begin creating decorative metal sculptures. Eventually, Liautaud took on a few male apprentices, and today, hundreds of men have continued with the craft. Creating oil drum art brings a steady income to a country that is plagued by political strife and lack of tourism.
Measures 15" x 15". A great size for a lovely mermaid! Created by Junior Branchdor.