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Collectible Recycled Auto Parts and Metal Sculpture, "Rustic Forklift"

byArmando Ramirez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (425)
Mexico's Armando Ramirez enjoys the fine art of recycling as he transforms a... more

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Mexico's Armando Ramirez enjoys the fine art of recycling as he transforms a variety of discarded metal as well as auto and bicycle parts into a sturdy forklift sculpture. Ramirez crafts the sculpture with steel sheets for the machine's main body and roof, while ball bearings and bicycle chains become the wheels. A car's field separator becomes the seat, and an assortment of nails and tubes become essential components of this spectacular sculpture.

Ramírez prefers not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.

  • 4.26 kgs
  • 9.4 lbs
  • 27 cm H x 15 cm W x 39 cm D
  • 10.75" H x 6" W x 15.25" D

  • Recycled metal
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Each work is unique. Recycled parts will vary from piece to piece based on availability.
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

425

Verified Reviewer

11/25/2020

"Unique & well made"

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This item was a gift for my Husband in honor of his late father, who was a lineman. Today is the day his dad was born (I never got to meet him) and I set the sculpture out so my Husband would see it in the morning. He loved it. My Husband is not a sentimental or emotional man, by any means, but tears came to his eyes and he said his dad would have loved it. My Husband also, right away, said someone used spark plugs to make this part... I was able to tell him the entire sculpture was made from car parts and he thought that was so neat. He told me that he wanted to leave the sculpture on display for friends and family to see. It made my heart happy to see how touched and pleased my Husband was with the gift honoring his father. On a personal note, I really appreciated it, too, because there arent very many things pertaining to linemen and most of what I found was very commercialized. This piece of artwork is a treasure. Please share with our Artist!

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A treausre

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  • Artwork, discussion piece, item to honor family member

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11/23/2020

"great workmanship"

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One of kind

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11/21/2020

"The legend"

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Arrived on time, well packaged. A very nice piece, well made.

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Verified Reviewer

11/16/2020

"Perfect for my family"

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I bought this as a Christmas gift for my son and daughter-in-law because one of my granddaughters plays the cello and the other plays the violin. I couldnt resist!

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Verified Reviewer

11/12/2020

"Another wonderful sculpture"

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Now I have two sculptures from this wonderful artist- this one and the Raptor. Love them both- so original, unique and creative. I have this Thinker on my desk at work and get many positive comments. Very substantial in size and heft. I will certainly be adding (or gifting) a few more of these great sculptures.

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11/09/2020

"Great man cave gift"

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Great gift for surfers. Purchased as a Christmas gift for my son who is a surfing enthusiast. Very well made. Definitely recommend. I love the work by this artist for his creative humor and sustainable art.

Best Uses

  • sustainable art

Purchased Item:

Rustic Surfer, Hand Crafted Mexican Recycled Metal and Cart Parts Sculpture

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

Armando Ramirez has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3500 and the most recent for $4000. Proceeds were used to buy materials and also a machine for soldering his metal art.

Armando has received 1st place from the regional contest of the Jaliscience Institute of Crafts for his sculptures.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Armando's income helps pay for the education of his two daughters.

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

 
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