Using recycled 55-gallon oil drums, the artist first removes both round ends of the drum and places these inside the cylinder along with dried banana or sugar cane leaves. He sets this on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled down, the artist then cuts the round drum from top to bottom. up. It is then pounded into a flattened "metal canvas" of approximately 3" x 6". The design is drawn onto the metal sheet. Using a hammer and chisel the shape is cut and the patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique and treasured piece of art.