Tree of Life Wall Sculpture

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

$85.00

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.

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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.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
23" dia.
Ingredients
Item ID
45060

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UncommonGoodsTree of Life Wall Sculpture
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (3)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A really lively art piece.

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,...Read complete review

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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The symbol of the Tree of Life is very special to me. I purchased this because it has a twofold purpose......the purchase benefitted another person besides myself. I appreciate the...Read complete review

The symbol of the Tree of Life is very special to me. I purchased this because it has a twofold purpose......the purchase benefitted another person besides myself. I appreciate the craftsmanship but would have liked a heavier metal to be used in its creation.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful piece

By 

from New york

Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

Looks great. What came is a darker metal than shown (more of a pewter) but still very beautiful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Life wall sculpture

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from New Brunswick ,Canada

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

I thought this would be heavy and thicker.I love the birds on branches and how the tree is easy to place on wall.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Tree of Life Beloved by Friends

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from Altadena, CA

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

It is beautiful and every person I gave it to was delighted, touched and happy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic quality, just beautiful!

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from Reno, Nevada

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

The quality of this piece is what really blew my mind. I'd worried it might have rough, unfinished edges. But, nope, it's all 100% smooth, finished, and gorgeous.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just like the description

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from Pocatello, ID

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

This is a little lovely art piece. The description and picture are exactly what came. I'm using it in sun exposed spot that would fade other prints or embroidery

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  • No
 
5.0

Love it!

By 

from Woodstock, GA

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

It's hanging in my living room

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  • Yes
 
4.0

Perfect gift for someone who collects all kinds of trees!!

By 

from Texas

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

I'm excited to give this to my mom for Christmas this year! It's going to look great on one of her walls!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For The Love of Haiti

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from Dallas, TX

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

One of my friends and colleagues is a plastic surgeon who spends several weeks a year in Haiti training young surgeons and performing life saving operations on needy Haitian patients. He does this on his own time with no financial assistance from any organization and has done so for many years. The tree of life represents his gift to these people. The fact that it is sculpted by a Haitian artist made it the perfect Christmas present. I'm looking forward to giving it to him this holiday!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

4 1/2

By 

from Albany, New York

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Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

I would have given it a 5 Star but for the amount of money I paid for it it should have included hardware.

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  • No
 
5.0

Very nice

By 

from Boulder, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Tree of Life Wall Sculpture:

Bought it for my office. It's decorative but not flashy and I like that it's made out of recycled materials.

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  • No

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