Meet Jonas. Jonas is responsible for some of Three Stone Steps‘ most popular recycled metal art pieces, including our much adored dove and dragonfly. He also makes a series of cute little roosters. It turns out that all the art we carry from him has wings. Jonas excels in the multidimensional.
Jonas lives and works in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. He’s below, posing in front of his atelier with the popular recycled metal dove:
We look forward to seeing what other amazing animals Jonas has created on our next visit.
Peddling recycled Haitian metal art live (mostly in/around the Baltimore – DC area) is among the satisfying things we do here at Three Stone Steps. We like when people interact with the artwork, get enchanted by the process, and marvel at the detail.
Last weekend I was in Buffal0 and toured some of the architectural gems there. Among the details I caught was an air vent grate, something that easily could have been an afterthought, but wasn’t, and formed a strikingly beautiful pattern.
(By the way, this photo was taken with an iPhone 4, and posted on Instagram. If you’re there, feel free to follow at “threestonesteps.”)
Whatever you do this weekend, I hope it includes finding a chance to marvel at some small detail.
Here at Three Stone Steps we’re awash in a relatively early shipment of recycled, fair tradedreidels and getting our holiday wholesale orders together, but on our way to Western New York to deal with some family issues last week, we did manage to visit an inspirational site or two.
Today’s photo is from the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, home of the famous early Women’s Rights convention.
We like fish here at Three Stone Steps. We like them just about as much as we like our recycled metal roosters.
In fact, we carry so many recycled metal fish that we have a special wholesale line sheet for them. If you’re interested, you can find that here. For retail sales, either check out this link, or get intouch. If you’re in the Baltimore or DC-area, you can find us live somewhere most weekends, and almost always at the Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar under the JFX on Sunday mornings.
I must admit that the recycled marble eye is much more striking in person. This piece is made by the fabulous, visionary Jacques Eugene, who I’ve written about here.
Here at Three Stone Steps we’ve been so consumed with wholesaling our great recycled holiday items that we sometimes need to remind ourselves that it’s the middle of the (hot) summer. So, for today’s Friday photo, some summer play. (Ok. This photo is from the archives. It was taken in November. Of 2008. So, definitely not the summer, but we’re talking about the Caribbean.)
Here’s to a fun weekend.
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