Steel Drum Metal Wall Sculpture by Jean Mikerson

Steel Drum Metal Wall Sculpture by Jean Mikerson

500.00

29” x 12”

One of Haiti’s most original art forms is the ironwork from Croix-des-Bouquets, a small village outside of Port-au-Prince. This art form was born in Haiti in the early 1950’s when a simple blacksmith, Georges Liautaud caught the eye of the founder of the Centre D’ Art, DeWitt Peters, with his cemetery crosses made of metal from recycled oil drums. Today, approximately 8,000 people in the Croix-des-Bouquets area benefit from the villages’ artisans, who cut and pound sculptures depicting Haitian life by hand, using a hammer and chisel.

This piece was generously donated by Melissa Basta.

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