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 23" x 23". This wonderful new bird round is branching out, with magnificantly crafted 3-D wing details. Created by Cineus Louime.