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 sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi is an impressive size and captures a reflective moment with nature. Measures 11 x 34 inches.
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.