Yellow Flower Vase
For years Haitians artisans have been creating beautiful decorative art out of recycled oil drums. Although Haiti might not be the place where this pratice originated, it is one of the locations where it has been perfected. Today if you google the term “oil drum art”, the majority of the search results will reference art from that island. Creating this art involves hammering and cutting recycled steel oil drums then carving them into sometype of decorative piece. In some instances, the final products are also handpainted to enhance their artistic finish. Besides their visual appeal, some of these sculptures are also designed to serve a useful purpose. The item featured this week for instance, can be used as a flower pot or as a pencil holder.