Artists in Haiti use 55 gallon metal drums to create fun and colorful works of art. This nativity was cut out of flattened metal and formed into the desired shapes. Then each one of the figures was painted in very colorful tones.
The nonprofit Comité Artisanal Haitien (CAH) was founded in 1973 to help rural craftspeople sell their wares in Port–au–Prince. Continue reading →
This charming Nativity has 14 figures that are made out of clay and hand-painted. Several towns people were added to the usual figures that populate the Nativity . The stable is made out of a real coconut shell.
Cut out of a recycled steel drum previously used to hold oil this nativity very succinctly tells the story of the visit by the Magi who offer their gifts to the Holy Family. The artist uses all available space and imaginative perspective to assure that everyone is represented.
This nativity is created using metal from recycled steal oil drums. After visualizing a design, the artist chalks his design onto the flattened metal and then, using only a hammer and chisel, gives it form and dimension. Then the nativity is painted and given an enamel coating.
This nativity depicts the moment the magi present their gifts to the Christ Child. Mary is kneeling down in adoration. Joseph stands behind Mary flanked by the ox and donkey.