Tree of Life Arch, Haiti Metal Art, Fair Trade, Recycled Wall Art, Steel wall Sculpture, 34" x 17"


Arch shaped Tree of Life
34" x 17"
Born in 1970, Julio Balan is considered one of the most talented metal sculptors on the island. Many, many young artists began their apprenticeships in his workshop, respecting his skill, and regarding him highly. He is married with six children and fills his themes with lively patterns that tell us of an everyday life that is productive, spiritual and satisfying. His work continues to gain an international reputation.

Julio Balan and his three brothers - Jonas, Joel, and Romel - were taught by their close neighbor, Darius Gary. In their lakou, or shared compound, the Balans often work together to produce art from metal drum pieces. Like many of the other sculptors, Voodoo influences their art, with La Sirene, the mermaid being prominent. Additionally, trees of life flourish in many of Julio's sculptoral pieces and lately he has been experimenting with "tall skinnies" - disproportionately long and thin figures performing the actiities of daily life.
A clear coat finish adds both lustre and durability.

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Reviews (5)


Gorgeous piece!! Received very quickly and well-packaged!! I'll definitely be buying more!

The moment before my husband took his last breath, in our living room, he opened his eyes (after 30 hrs in a coma) looked left to right in an upper "arch-like" way, then closed his eyes and never took in another breath. The priest told me "he saw his life flash before his eyes"...All i know is that this sculpture is now hanging in place he looked. Ty

This is lovely. The dimensional leaves add a beautiful touch to the piece. It has made the door to our back patio so much nicer with this above it. I'm amazed at how consistently well-crafted the recycled oil drum art from Haiti is.

Lovely piece, looks great mounted above a doorway.

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