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Upcycled Metal Sculpture of Miner at Work in Mexico, "Rustic Miner"

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Hard at work, this miner exemplifies Mexico's storied mining legacy. Armando... more

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Hard at work, this miner exemplifies Mexico's storied mining legacy. Armando Ramírez crafts the sculpture with great dexterity, envisioning scrap pieces of metal as different body parts and accessories. For example, a spark plug is transformed into the miner's body and wires become the arms and feet as well as the pick axe on his shoulder. Pieces off a die machine are used to shape the helmet and boots. His vest is made from mosquito netting and the rock came from a die machine.

The artisan does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.

  • 0.28 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 16 cm H x 13.5 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 5.25" W x 3.9" D

  • Recycled metal and auto parts
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Each work is unique. Recycled parts will vary from piece to piece based on availability.
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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488

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11/28/2016

"Cute miner"

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Im sure my geologist brother will get a kick out of this little miner!

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Rustic Miner, Upcycled Metal Sculpture of Miner at Work in Mexico

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05/03/2021

"A fun game of cards!!"

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A remarkable gift for an enthusiastic card player....thanks a million Armando for your ingenious creation!!!

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05/02/2021

"Art at its Best"

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I purchased this magnificent piece of art for my brother-in-law who is a drummer and music instructor. He actually loves it. This was the second piece of art I purchased by this Artisan, and since then have purchased several more for other family members and friends.

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From Tennessee

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05/01/2021

"Very large and impressive metal art"

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The best metal artists! They are so talented. This is truly great in a big, big way. My husband loves it.

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Hungry Crocodile, Upcycled Auto Part Sculpture of a Crocodile from Mexico

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04/29/2021

"Very cool sailor"

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Another great and creative sculpture! As a former USCG officer, I appreciate this especially.

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Sailor, Upcycled Metal Auto Part Sailor Sculpture from Mexico

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From Florida, USA

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04/27/2021

"well made"

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another excellent piece, My only complaint is that it is quite small for my taste but none the less it is beautiful

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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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