VivaTerra - Tree of Life Wall Art - Large
At first this Haitian sculpture of birds on leafy branches-created from recycled oil drum metal-may seem purely decorative and beguiling. It's all of that, and more: a tree of life linking heaven and earth as its branches reach to the sky, and its roots plunge deep. The artist draws his lively images and intricate patterns, then with hammer and chisel cuts, shapes, and contours the piece to its completion. This traditional art of converting oil drums into wall sculptures is a true mark of both man's imagination and his resourcefulness in the face of dire economic circumstances.