I'm looking at this compelling piece of recycled oil drum art as I write, since it's on living room wall, right across from me. While I love and would proudly display all our metal art in my home--in fact, that's how I decide to carry. I ask myself: would this be something I could live with--I have a special fondness for this piece. I sit across from it all the time, and often think about its asymmetry and its lattice like work.
The piece, in Voudu, is the veve (or religious symbol) of Erzulie Dantor.
As with most religions, there are different interpretations of the Erzulie Danto lwa (or spirit). We gravitate to the interpretation of her as a fiercely independent and strong woman, and the goddess of beauty. Of course, your interpretation works, too, as does just appreciating this piece of recycled metal art aesthetically.
Find this piece here.
This is one of our very favorite pieces of oil drum art. We've carried it for a few years now. Not only is it graphically interesting, it's open to interpretation: Is it a Medusa-type figure? The Vodou spirit Damballa? A symbol of rebirth? It can be all or something else, or none of those at all. That's one of the reasons this piece is so great.
Should you want this for your wall or for some outdoor décor, you can find it here.
And, if you're a father and you celebrate, an early Happy Father's Day!
Yes, we know that Hanukkah is just a week or two shy of six months away, but this week's recent celebration of the 20th anniversary of Sex in the City, kept reminding me that we have an awesome new recycled Chanukah menorah that has almost the same name. Also, we haven't shown this off before. Appropriate time to show off a menorah be damned!
Here it is.
Find this great piece here.
And, while we still have some time to go until Hanukkah, this great menorah is available now to give as a Jewish wedding gift, or for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Any questions, just let us know!
One of our newest pieces of recycled oil drum art: A proud peacock with amazing "feathers." It'll make you proud displayed inside or out. Find him here.
Your reminder that Mother's Day is a mere nine days ago. To help you be a little different from dinner and/or flowers this year--if that's your thing--here are some metal art gift ideas for your fascinating and discerning Mom.
Let's say your Mom likes animals, especially cats. She certainly doesn't need another little kitty, but you want acknowledge her love for the felines. Why not get her a great, retro-looking metal art cat silhouette. It's small and inexpensive enough that's it not too much of a commitment of money or wall space. She'll love it and it's here.
Ok. So your Mom likes yoga, is Hindu, or has a general spiritual bent. Or, let's just say she like good design. Then, you might want to consider this recycled oil drum om. It comes in two easy to display sizes. Find them here.
RESIST. Enough said. If your Mom is fed up with the state of the union, nothing is as succinct and powerful as this word. Display indoors or outside and Mom can let other's see she's taking a stand.
A pineapple. A sign of hospitality and a design trend. A lovely and great gift for the Mom who's great at entertaining.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.