Dragonfly metal drum wall art, created by Roosevelt Jean Beauchard.
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Beyond Borders has been working with and nurturing Haitian metal artists in Croix-des-Bouquets for fifteen years.
The center of Haitian metal arts is the village of Croix-des-Bouquets, where the clang-clang of metal on metal, the hammers banging out the sculptures, provides constant music. The artisans start with designs inspired by nature and culture. From cardboard patterns, they trace their design with chalk on the flattened metal from torn-down oil drums. With chisels and hammers, they carefully cut and decorate the metal by hand. Each piece is shaped and smoothed, then the artists boldly and proudly chisel their name on to the metal sculpture.