Tree of Life with Birds Oil Drum Metal Wall Art 32" | Haiti Fair Trade

LG101 Tree of Life with Birds Oil Drum Metal Wall Art 32" | Haiti Fair Trade by Beyond Borders

by Julio Balan

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This unique work of art was hand-crafted by Julio Balan in Haiti. It is 32 inches in diameter. Great indoors or outdoors. ... Read more

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These intricate works of art are made from recycled, steel oil drums in Croix-des-Bouquets, a northern suburb of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. This piece was crafted by Julio Balan. Works are usually signed. Finding the signature can be a treasure hunt as it is often built into the design. The artwork you receive may vary slightly from the one pictured.

  • Artisan Crafted: Every sculpture is cut, embossed, and finished by hand.
  • Dimensions: 32 inches in diameter
  • Display: can be displayed outside or indoors
  • Features & Finish: tree of life and birds | natural patina

Gift Giving: If you plan to gift this item, the packaging may indicate what is inside.

About Julio Balan

Julio Balan is one of the many fine artisans who create steel oil drum art in Croix-des-Bouquets, a northern suburb of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

Born in 1970, Julio is considered one of the most talented metal sculptors on the island. Many young artists began their apprenticeships in his workshop.

Julio and his brothers Jonas, Joel, and Romel were taught by their close neighbor, Darius Gary. In their lakou (shared compound), the Balans often work together to produce art from metal drum pieces. Like many others, Voodoo influences their craft. La Sirene, the mermaid, is the most notable. Trees of life are also prominent in many of Julio's pieces. Lately, he has been experimenting with "tall skinnies," disproportionately long and thin figures performing the activities of daily life.

Julio is married with six children. His work continues to gain an international reputation.


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