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Perfect for indoors or out! Buzzing Around bee set was hand crafted by its artist Brutus Jean Sylvionel. Every work put forth was cut from a 55 gallon steel drum into the beautiful piece you see today to give it a unique color and texture. A pair of bees could be imagined gracefully floating through a flower garden and landing from flower to flower. Bees represent fertility, the sweetness of life, and accomplishing the impossible. Both the ancient Egyptians and later Napoleon adopted the bee as a symbol of their royalty The pair measure 8" by 6" each, are decorated throughout with great detail and skill. The artists pour their heart and soul into these rare works and each purchase helps a citizen of a country in need. Support a growing sculptor and enjoy a striking piece of art. Approved by the Fair Trade Federation.
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About the artist:
“It wasn’t my goal to be an artist as I am today. I wanted to be an engineer or a doctor,” Brutus Jean Sylvionel discloses honestly. “But my mother died in 1989 when I was 4 years old. By the time I was 8, my family didn’t have enough money to survive. My father taught me the iron cut.”
In time, he left his father’s shop to apprentice with Jean Claude Soulouque and Nicolson Mathieu. “They pay me for my working, teach me how to manage the tools and they push me up to never fall down.”
When his father died in 2009, Brutus Jean was left to support his 5 brothers and four sisters. He is able to do that, “with God’s help. God gives me inspirations that I discover in the sea and in the sky.” His dreams are heartfelt, “I just want to take care of my family as I am supposed to, and help other people who can’t grow up in this art.”