Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders


Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

What type of art does this company help create?

Recycled Steel Oil Drum Metal Art

Who creates this art?

Villagers in the town of Croix- des- Bouquets who have apprenticed in the art of fer découpé, or metal stamping. This is an art form created by Haitian native, the late Georges Liautaud.

Beyond Borders Haitian Metal Wall Art, Steel Drums
Beyond Borders Steel Oil Drums Recycled, owl

How are communities benefiting from making this art?

By passing along this art tradition, a whole cadre of artists has emerged, providing food, shelter, and schooling for their communities.

How is this supporting sustainability?

55-gallon oil drum barrels are commonly used to ship items to Haiti. Instead of discarding the plethora of barrels, artists turn them into beautiful works of art, thus diverting these barrels from landfills and oceans.