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Oil Drum Sculptures

Repurposing discarded oil drums and other discarded metals not only cleans up the African landscape, but also produces stunning and delightful works of art.




Designed to showcase flowers as if they were an ostrich's plumes, these handmade African sculptures are are welded outside of Nairobi using recycled oil drums and scrap metal. Each ostrich is crafted from the ground up and exhibits its own unique characteristics.

The sculptures can be displayed inside or outside of the home and are one-of-a-kind. Because they are made of metal, the ostrich planters will develop a patina when exposed to the elements.

Extra shipping fees are required for this oversized item. Please scroll down for more information.

5' Sculpture: measures approximately 5 feet tall, with a planter basket that measures 15"D x 6"T.

6' Sculpture: measures approximately 6 feet tall, with a planter basket that measures 21"D x 8.5"T.

Sizes may vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this item.

About Shipping:

Shipping for oil drum sculptures requires a pallet. Freight cost starts around $350 for West Coast shipping addresses. Freight ranges from about $400-$650 for the rest of the contiguous U.S. 

After your purchase, we will work with a freight company to determine the exact shipping cost for the pallet to your location, from our warehouse in Oregon. We will contact you via email about the additional shipping fees.

We can also create this shipping quote at any time during the ordering process! Please email us at with your full shipping address to get started.

Note: Multiple sculptures can be shipped on a single pallet, so freight cost is the same whether you're shipping 1 ostrich planter or several.

About the Artisans:

Just south of Nairobi, Tom and his team of five create their unique designs by welding nuts, washers and metal rods. Tom and his small team of craftsmen keep their designs refreshingly simple. We love seeing such an iconic Kenyan animal reimagined with such thoughtful invention.

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