Tree of Life Wall Sculpture

An ancient symbol meets modern materials in this steel Tree of Life sculpture.


created by

Jean Roosevelt Beauchard

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From Barrels to Branches

Haitian artisan Jean Roosevelt Beauchard renders this wall relief from a surprising source: steel oil drums. Drawn from Norse, Biblical, and other world traditions, the Tree of Life is an ancient symbol of the intertwined richness of the natural world and has inspired artists from cathedral mosaic craftsmen to Gustav Klimt. 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. The design naturally provides multiple points for hanging (hardware not included). The sculpture is finished with a protective clear coat but is intended for indoor use. Handmade in Haiti.


Made in Haiti

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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.

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Made from
recycled steel
23" dia.
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A really lively art piece.


from Washington state

Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

I saw this in the online catalogue, and thought, this can't be for real. It is fairly thin, but strong metal. The detail is amazing and blends in well with my zen, botanically decorated bedroom. It's a great value for the artist labor and talent.

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I love this piece!


from Arvada colorado

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

Just as described, I absolutely love this and would recommend this to anyone who is interested!

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