St. Francis Hanging Metal Art

St. Francis Hanging Metal Art

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$ 75.00
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$ 75.00

St Francis Of Assisi - The Patron Saint of Animals.

He is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment, and is one of the two patron saints of Italy.

 

History of Haitian Metal Art
This particular art form was born in Haiti in the early 1950's by a simple blacksmith, Georges Liautaud. In his small shop, he made and repaired tools and created primitive metal crosses, for the graves in the Croix-des-Bouquets cemetery. In the creation of Haitian metal art, recycled 55 gallon metal oil drums are cleaned, split open and flattened to form a surface to draw the detailed designs. With common hammer, chisel and a nail, these amazing pieces of Haitian metal art are created. The results are all in the talent of the steel drum artist.

Finished pieces are sealed against rust for protection, and may be re-sealed as necessary.