This beautiful Noah's Ark Wall Hanging is a lovely art piece that will delight the whole family. Made in Haiti from the metal of oil drums, purchasing this art piece supports recycling and the people of a country in need of support. This piece is 15 inches wide and three dimensional with the rounded boat hull and birds that almost seem to fly right out of the piece. This would be lovely on a child's wall or above a nature table. Fair Trade!
In Haiti, the traditional art of converting oil drums into wall sculptures is a true mark of both man's imagination and his resourcefulness in the face of dire economic circumstances. Using 55-gallon oil drum castoffs, the artist first removes both ends of the drum, reserving those pieces for smaller sculptures. Next, he stuffs the drum with straw, igniting it to burn out any residues. When it has cooled, he slices it down one side and pounds it into a flat four-by-six foot piece of metal "canvas." With a stick of chalk, the artist then draws his intended design on to the metal sheet. Finally, he applies a hammer and chisel to the task; cutting, shaping, and contouring the piece to its completion.