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This charming recycled metal figurine captures a chiropractor at work on a patient laying flat on a table. Mexican artisan Armando Ramirez designs and welds the figurine from hand-selected scrap metal from a variety of Mexican automotive, industrial and construction waste sites. "The process involves selecting recycled items that can be used," says Ramirez. "I separate and soak them in a cleaning solution to remove any impurities, and solder them together until I achieve my design. Then I give it a protective coat of glossy varnish." Each piece of the sculpture is recycled and unique, with some parts oxidized to providing a rustic charm.
Armando has built his workshop and is now able to give work to other artisans to continue expanding his craft all over the world.
Armando has received 1st place from the regional contest of the Jaliscience Institute of Crafts for his sculptures.
Armando uses and continues to pass down traditional techniques to his children, who now carry on his same methods.
Armando is a very dedicated father. He has two children that he supports financially.
Armando's income helps pay for the education of his two daughters.