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Climbing Sunflower

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.

So simple and elegant, these lovely sunflowers wind their way skyward.  A great size for compact places looking for a floral accent.
Beginning as an unpaid apprentice with master sculptor, Gabriel Bien Aime at the age of 15, Louiceus Antelus moved on to work with the Balan brothers, Jonas and Julio.  At that point, he started to assume more and more difficult tasks, rising to each occasion and came to be paid accordingly.  A brief look at Louiceus's work demonstrates that his imagination knows no boundaries.  Always reaching, always exploring, he has an acute eye for the possible.  And while some designs are quite elaborate, others are elegant in their simplicity.  He knows when more is more, but perhaps more importantly from a composition standpoint, he knows when enough is enough.

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