St. Francis with Dove and Vines

In Haitian Oil Drum art, the designs are chalked out on flattened steel oil drums and then cut out with a mallet and chisel. Characteristics of these metal sculptures include areas that are concave or convex, intricate patterns are created by hammering in "bumps" of different heights.

This St. Francis of Assisi sculpture captures the serenity and kindness of his work and life.

Evenson Thenor performed a long series of apprenticeships with such prominent Croix-des-Bouquets sculptors as Claude Soulouque, Jonas Balan and Herbert Bernard before opening his own shop called “Corbel” at the age of twenty.  The themes of his sculptures run a wide gamut, from schools of fish to giraffes dancing in the forest to the vibe of a rara band, he claims that his favorite images are of, "angels, mermaids, and trees."