Taking the term Heavy Metal Guitar to heart, this guitar wall art is handmade from recycled steel drums in Haiti. The guitar is capable of being strung with 6 strings for added decorative effect. Strings are not included. The piece is approximately 34 inches long by 12 inches wide. Suitable for indoor or outdoor hanging.
Meet the Artisans
When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand, from cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each lizard with a texture of scales, to painting or lacquering the final design. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front.