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Binders full of Haitian metal art

Here at Three Stone Steps we’re finally getting around to cataloging all the new pieces of recycled Haitian metal art we got on our list trip to Croix des Bouquets.

The first part of the process is photographing everything.  And, since it’ll take a while until these pieces make to the our website, here’s a sneak peek of some of the new pieces on offer.

recycled metal fish art

When I saw this I loved it, then I unloved it but bought it anyway. I love it again.

 

tree of life

put a bird on it!

recycled metal bouquet

Wilt-free.

For those thinking about Christmas decorations, some fantastic triptychs:

recycled metal triptych, three wise men

Wise men.

 

recycled metal art from Haiti, Crucifixion

Crucifixion

And, finally, we present a great rara band:

recycled metal art, rara band

Strike up the band!

 

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Friday Photo: Balance

Three Stone Steps is planning to go back to Haiti in the next two weeks or so.  We’ll be meeting with artisans, picking up some new pieces of recycled metal art, and begin working on new designs for 2013.

We’ve always been impressed by the arts there, but we’re equally impressed with the poise and balance by which people go about their daily lives.

Below is a serene scene from the beachfront artisans town of Jacmel:

woman walking in Jacmel

Here’s hoping you find balance, physical or otherwise, this weekend.

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Artist profile: Winzor

Winzor, of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, is the creative force behind some of Three Stone Steps’ most popular, affordable, and accessible works of recycled metal wall art, including suns and hearts.

winzor in his atelier

He’s also been great to work with on some of Three Stone Steps’ design ideas, including this recycled metal adjustable ring (he made the flower one):

recycled metal adjustable rings

And, we’ve worked together on this year’s fabulous recycled metal ornament based on his very popular trumpeting angel recycled artwork.  (I’ll keep the ornaments under wraps for now, but retailers looking for wholesale information can find them here.)
recycled metal trumpeting angelAnd, that’s not all!  We’ve partnered with the amazing folks at Stem to create something extra special.  If it works–and we think it will!–look for some great new, innovative products coming this holiday season.

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The bug days of summer

Three Stone Steps carries a snake made in Haiti from recycled oil drums.  Here it is:

recycled metal art snakeTo be honest, despite it being a very clever design, it’s never sold all that well.  In fact, some people are drawn to it from a distance and then recoil when they get closer.  (Actually, this happened just this Sunday at our booth at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar.)

We also carry a dragonfly.  It’s not our bestseller, but it’s fairly well loved–well, at least people don’t actually squirm at the sight of it:

dragonflyWithout paging Dr. Freud, we don’t really know why some insects are loved (see dragonfly, ladybug, butterfly) and others strike at some deep, dark emotional chord, but we do know if we were putting art out in a garden, we’d opt for both the snake and the dragonfly.  If you want to do the same, you can find them right here.

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Multidimensional Jonas

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:

Jonas

We look forward to seeing what other amazing animals Jonas has created on our next visit.

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Go fish

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 in touch.  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.

fish with marble eye

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.

right and left looking recycled metal fish

fish duo(Definitely not show to scale!  Each of those round fish is about the same size as the fish duo, but I tend to like to shoot the fish in their little schools.)

These are made by the wonderful Evenson.who also makes our great recycled metal menorahs and other recycled Judaica including hamsas.

There’s more, including recycled metal fish earrings, a recycled metal fish cross, and even a starfish trivet (I’m not sure if starfish count?), but will save them for another post.

 

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For the birds

Here at Three Stone Steps we tend to organize our recycled metal art from Haiti thematically.  In fact, our our wholesale page is organized in sort of large categories like flora, fauna, crosses, Judaica, etc.  (Even if you’re not a retailer, feel free to take a look!)

But, there are subcategories.  There was a blog post recently on the large amount of roosters we have.  We also have a lot of other birds.

Among the most popular piece we carry is the dove:

recycled metal dove from haiti

lovely dove

And, there are the birds among the flowers:

birds among flowers

birds among flowers

And, a popular tree of life piece featuring birds in the tree (of life).

recycled metal art, tree of life

birds in the tree of life

You can find all of the above for (retail) purchase right here.

And, the birds keep coming!

We have birds in two different menorah designs:

This is our popular menorah from last year:

recycled metal tree of life menorah

birds in the trees and among the pineapples

And, guess what?  There are birds in this year’s recycled metal menorah, too:

painted recycled menorah with flowers and birds from haiti

don’t you wish Hanukkah was year ’round?

You can find these menorahs here.

And, you know what’s funny about all this?  I’m a dog person!

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