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Woman with Fish

Artist/Maker: Jonas Pascal (Haiti, b. early 1960s)

Date: ca. 1980
Medium: hammered steel and varnish
Overall: 24 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (62.2 x 36.8 x 13.3 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Museum purchase through funds from Brian A. Dursum
Object number: 98.0020.01
DescriptionWithout traditional artist’s materials, and with raw materials in short supply, industrious Haitian sculptors have improvised by reusing oil drums. A sheet of metal is flattened with a hammer, using a brick or stone as an anvil. The design is then drawn on with chalk, and cut out with a mallet and chisel in a laborious process. Finally, the sharp edges are filed down, and sometimes a coat of sealant is applied to the finished work.
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