Grapes on a Vine

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 vertical vine is a perennial favorite.

A well-accomplished artist of considerable talent, Nicolson Mathieu has great range of vision.  From grapes on the vine to flip-tailed mermaids, his works run from classic and timeless to whimsical.  A rather shy, soft-spoken man, he nevertheless has a playful, humorous side.