Fantastic Whale Wall Sculpture

Crafted from reclaimed steel oil drums, this sculpture is inspired by a fantastic breaching whale.


created by

Jean Roosevelt Beauchard

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Put a Whale on Your Wall

Though we've charted every inch of the sea, it's still fun to imagine water-spouting leviathans circling the edge of the map. Jean Roosevelt Beauchard's sculpture is inspired by a breaching whale, but with fantastic touches like scales. He renders his wall relief from a surprising source: steel oil drums. Starting with retired 55-gallon drums, Jean removes both ends, burns away the oil residue, slices the cylinder down one side, and pounds it into a flat sheet. He draws his intricate design onto the metal with chalk, then uses a hammer and chisel to cut, shape, and contour the sheet into a piece that balances sophisticated detail with rustic, handcrafted charm. It makes great decor for any living room, office, or beach house that could use a touch of majestic marine drama.

The design naturally provides multiple points for hanging (hardware not included). It's finished with a protective clear coat, but intended for indoor use. Handmade in Haiti.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in Haiti

Jean Roosevelt Beauchard still works in the Haitian village near Port au Prince where he was born. He began studying as a metal artist at the age of nine under the tutelage of Hubert Bernard, and created his first commercial pieces at the age of 15. Those first pieces were Tree of Life designs, the same motif he continues to render to this day. Three years later, Jean opened his own workshop while continuing his formal studies. He has personally exhibited, through the sponsorship of Aid To Artisans, in Honduras and New York. Beauchard has been mentored by the renowned Haitian artist Serge Jolimeau, and today serves as Beyond Borders supervisor in Haiti.

Handmade Recycled
Made from
recycled steel
20" H x 15" W
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