“As a child I enjoyed inventing toys, and soon yearned to create a unique style of art. Environmentally enamored, I now transform recycled goods.”
"At first, little by little, I began to craft figures from scraps and discarded mechanical parts – mostly from cars and bicycles. And so I began to create sculptures, soldering the pieces together and giving them shape as I imagined they should look.
"The process involves selecting recycled items that can be used. I separate them and soak them in a cleaning solution to remove any impurities. I solder them together until I achieve my design, then I give it a protective coat of glossy varnish.
"My sculptures are so successful that today I sell only my own works. They are rustic in nature, designed to recycle discarded objects by converting them into art. Thanks to the creativity that God gave me, today I have an enjoyable and better way of life.
“Because I believed and I put my trust in Novica and the people working there, I was able to formalize my craft and give continuity to something that was becoming a dream too difficult to achieve. Great and significant changes came to my life! Novica helped me take the last steps towards consolidating my workshop. Now I can plan projects because I have the financial stability to do so as well as enlarge my workshop so I may offer people in my community safe employment opportunities.
"Most importantly, I can buy the little presents I had long promised my two daughters! The financial solvency and the self-assurance I have gained from knowing that people around the world have accepted my work, has inspired me to learn more about art. I have enrolled in an art school where I can learn more about design and materials, because I know I am capable of discovering new recycling techniques I can share with the world.”
All products from Armando Ramirez
Iron statuette, 'Rustic Sweethearts'
Auto part statuette, 'Rustic Standard Motorbike'
Iron sculpture, 'Rustic Locomotive'
Auto parts sculpture, 'Rustic Car Mechanic'
Auto part statuette, 'Rustic Off-Road Jeep'
Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Iguana Lookout'
Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Friends'
Iron statuette, 'Rustic Galleon'
Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Chiropractor'
Auto part nativity scene, 'Holy Family'
Auto part statuette, 'Rustic Quixote and Sancho'
Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Catrina II'
Auto parts sculpture, 'Moto-horse'
Auto parts sculpture, 'Rustic Farming Tractor'
Iron sculpture, 'Rustic Androgyny'
Iron sculpture, 'Rustic Vintage Car'
Recycled metal sculpture, 'Rustic Sailboat'
Auto part statuette, 'Rustic Monster Motorbike'
Auto part statuette, 'Rustic Surfer'
Iron statuette, 'Rustic Pediatrician's Appointment'
Auto part statuette, 'Firemen'
Iron sculpture, 'Rustic Sailboat'
Auto parts sculpture, 'Rustic Psychoanalysis'
Auto parts sculpture, 'Rustic Rocker'
Iron statuette, 'Rustic Witch'
Recycled metal statuette, 'Rustic Samurai II'
Iron sculpture, 'Rustic 4x4 Beetle'
Iron statuette, 'Rustic Stallion'
Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Poker Game'
Recycled auto parts sculpture, 'Dainty Ballerina'
Recycled metal lamp, 'Sphere of My Memories'
Recycled auto parts sculpture, 'Rustic Wild Horse'
Auto part statuette, 'Rustic Helicopter'
Auto part statuette, 'Rustic Rooster'
Iron sculpture, 'Rustic Guard Dog'
Auto parts sculpture, 'Rustic Film Projector'
Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Adventurer Quixote'
Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Vintage Motorcycle'
Auto part sculpture, 'Big Rustic Motorcycle'
Auto parts table lamp, 'Wild Stallion'
Auto parts table lamp, 'Rustic Rooster'
Recycled metal lamp, 'Rustic Grand Piano'