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Recycled Metal Offset Print Unique Sculpture from Mexico, "Rustic Printer"

byArmando Ramirez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (446)
Armando Ramirez masterfully transmits the printer's deep concentration as he... more

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Armando Ramirez masterfully transmits the printer's deep concentration as he transforms auto parts and scrap metal into an expressive sculpture. The man's body is a recycled spark plug, his limbs are shaped from thick wires and his head is made from a round point discarded from a die machine. Ramirez uses a bicycle chain, a bearing, thick wires, nails and other discarded pieces to sculpt the legendary printing machine.

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

  • 1.02 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 14 cm H x 11.5 cm W x 14 cm D
  • 5.5" H x 4.5" W x 5.5" 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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Total reviews

446

From Salisbury/NC/USA

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06/17/2016

"A little nostalgia!"

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When I started working at the Veteran's Hospital, I taught printing and graphics as a part of Rehabilitation. One of the parts I liked best was letter-press printing, on our old Chandler & Price Press. It was cantankerous, but did great work for MANY years! It's a great reminder of the"Good Old Days".

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12/02/2016

"It will have a permanent place on his desk!"

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This was a gift for my brother who retired from the printing trade after 50 years. It prompted a explanation of how the press worked. Armando did an excellent job of recreating it in such a fun way.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Brother
  • Occasion: Retirement

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06/16/2016

"Great Christmas Gift!"

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I bought this for my dad and it was a huge hit! Shipping was fast and item arrived in great condition. Im very happy with my purchase and Ill be buying more from this artisan in the future!

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01/22/2021

"Fun baseball memory"

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I bought this for my son as a wonderful memory of his childhood baseball years! HE LOVED IT! Creative artist!

Best Uses

  • Wonderful artwork to admire!

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01/22/2021

"Love it!"

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Gave this to my son & he LOVED it! Perfect gift as he loves tinkering on his car!

Best Uses

  • Art work to admire!

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Rustic Car Mechanic, Recycled Auto Parts Sculpture Metal Art Mexico

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01/21/2021

"My son loves it!"

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I gave this to my son who is a program manager. He loves it

Best Uses

  • On a computer desk

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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.

 
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