Flying Butterfly Stake

Haitian metal artist Louis Juste Omiscar transforms used oil drums into beautiful butterfly garden stakes.
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Louis Juste Omiscar


created by

Louis Juste Omiscar

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Wings of Steel

These colorful and super-strong butterflies migrated all the way from Haiti to flutter over your garden. Beginning life as 55-gallon steel drums full of oil, they are cleansed with fire and flattened by Haitian apprentice metal workers. Now the metal's ready for master artist Louis Juste Omiscar. He cuts, pounds, and decorates the metal in a unique style he has developed over the years. After painting, a long-lasting, weatherproof finish is applied. And now a winged Haitian beauty is ready for its new home among your flowers and greenery. Sales of Louis-Juste's beautiful metal art have enabled him to send his two children to school. He says that when he makes garden stakes, "It let me smile." Only at UncommonGoods. Handmade in Haiti.


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Louis Juste Omiscar began working in metal sculpture at eight years old, flattening and sanding used oil barrels. He began cutting metal when he was fourteen, and apprenticed with the renowned artist Serge Jolimeau, whose metal art has been collected by museums internationally. From Jolimeau, Omiscar learned to do fine cutting and detailing and create his own designs. Now, he has a wife and two children, and works with eight apprentice artists of his own in his workshop in the Village Artistique de Noailles, a three-street enclave of metal artists in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. He specializes in intricate floral patterns,. “When my art goes out, it lives in the world for me," he says.

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Made from
recycled steel
Butterfly: 6" L x 4" H; Stake: 18" H
If using this stake in an outdoor setting, please use a gloss spray varnish to keep it protected. Untreated, your piece may begin to rust.
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