This detail Tree of Life scuplture is crafted from recycled 55-gallon steel drums by village artisans in Haiti.
• Size: 23" Round
• Material: Recycled Steel Metal Drum
• Care: Outdoors spray with a clear lacquer to protect color, or let it naturally patina with rust over time
• Origin: Haiti
• Packaging: Story Card, Not Gift Boxed Due to Size
Tree of Life
The concept of a tree of life has been used in science, religion, philosophy, and mythology. It is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. There are various "tree of life” meanings and symbolism that are recounted in folklore, culture and fiction, throughout many cultures dating back to ancient times. The overarching themes and meanings of the "Tree of Life" that span across many peoples, most common listed: foundation, strength, life, healing, roots, knowledge, creation, connection to spirits and ancestors, rebirth, positive energy, good health, immortality, growth and strength, personal growth, interconnectedness.
Haitian Oil Drum Art
Steel oil drum art from Haiti can be beautiful, whimsical, religious and highly decorative. It's made of recycled material. The Haitian artist begins with a 55 gallon steel oil barrel which they split open and flatten out as a large a sheet of canvas. The artist first sketches out the design with chalk then cuts the steel using only a hammer and a nail. The round sculptures are made from the lid or bottom of a 55 gallon barrel. Each sculpture is signed by the artist. These sculptures are great indoor or out. When used outdoors the finish will begin to rust slowly and naturally. If you want to maintain the original look spray the piece with clear varnish.