Tree of Life
Medium:Recycled Steel from Oil Drums
Height: 33 in
Width: 32 in
Steel wall sculpture of the cut-out shape of a tree filled with leaves, flowers and birds. Trunk has roots at the bottom with a dotted patter all the way down.
Mirtha Balan of Port-a-Prince, Haiti, is a metalsmith and sculptor who began her trade in 1988 after seeing her many brothers and sisters flourish doing the same.
â€œYou can break you fingers chiseling away the stone- it's a precise and careful art.â€