Small Hummingbirds and Flowers, Spring Garden Decorations, Handmade in Haiti, 10"
Exceptionally fine detail is the hallmark of this lovely little floral sculpture. Each bit of beading represents a hammer stroke and the bird's wings and the sunflower leaves are hand-riveted additions. Make sure to bend them out a little bit to fully take advantage of these 3-D design elements.
- The center of Haitian metal sculpture is the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, where the clanging sound of hammers striking chisels is a constant music. To begin, the artist chalks his design onto the metal. Chisels, dies and a large hammer are used to cut and shape the piece, giving it form and texture. When the highly intricate and physically demanding work is complete and the artist is satisfied with his work, he signs his name boldly with a small chisel and applies a clear, weather-proof coating. The result is a wonderful, fair trade piece of handcrafted art.
It's Cactus Metal Art Haiti