958. Curaçao’s “Pacho” the Great Enviro-Portrait-Painter

Consider an oil barrel:


A steel drum worth 159 liters of crude oil. Sometimes recycled and re-used as trash can or percussion instrument in steel bands.


Our Frans (“Pacho”) Weber found a different, much more colorful, environmentally correct way to use the round lids of these steel drums. Pacho recycles round oil barrel lids and uses them as portrait canvases!

Pacho has done numerous caricature portraits, his subjects include Carnival Kings and Queens and influential political figures at various points in time, our Queen Beatrix, tourists blown away by his ingenuity, etc


‘Las Rumberas’ – Beautiful sisters Yvette and Mireya.

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in Manhattan but sometimes miss my first awesome island. Thanks for visiting!

One comment

  1. Giselle Jonckheer

    Awesome site and awesome job Carolina!!! Your island misses you too!! xxx

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