Hand-cut iron (BOSMETAL) / HAITI


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"Cut-out" (Tree of Life): 22 cm in diameter

The art of bosmetal

From wall decorations, to weather vanes to boutique signs and furniture, there are a multitude of rooms. It all starts with tracing the drawing, which is made in chalk according to the artist's imagination; Then cut with a hammer, with a sharp chisel, advancing a few millimeters each stroke along the drawing, then remove the rebus of sheet metal to make way for the empty spaces. Finally push back the metal, sculpt it, shape it. Then the sheet metal is passed to the metal brush or sandpaper, sometimes painted before being varnished. The Metal Boss appeals to his imagination. He usually draws his inspiration from voodoo and its Loas (spirits) and mythical creatures, a source of inexhaustible inspiration. Mermaids, vampires, fish or snake birds, animals out of the imagination, evil or angelic creatures intersect in the abundance of trees laden with fruits, flowers. And also in everyday life with women, mule or bicycle men, musicians (rara) and retraces the social reality of the country. The stylization and complication of the motifs produce works that give the impression of a lacemaker's work.

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