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  • Rustic Warriors Game Reclaimed Weathered and Steel Grey Metal Auto Parts Collectible
  • Rustic Warriors Game Reclaimed Weathered and Steel Grey Metal Auto Parts Collectible
  • Rustic Warriors Game Reclaimed Weathered and Steel Grey Metal Auto Parts Collectible
  • Rustic Warriors Game Reclaimed Weathered and Steel Grey Metal Auto Parts Collectible
  • Rustic Warriors Game Reclaimed Weathered and Steel Grey Metal Auto Parts Collectible
  • Rustic Warriors Game Reclaimed Weathered and Steel Grey Metal Auto Parts Collectible

Rustic Warriors Game Reclaimed Weathered and Steel Grey Metal Auto Parts Collectible

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Armando Ramirez finely sculpts this chess set from automobile parts, including NGK and AC DELCO spark plugs. Interior of board makes clanging sound from moving of welded materials. This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Specs

Type
Chess
Country of Origin
Mexico
Product Features
Handmade
Product SKU
17217928
Armando Ramirez

Meet the Maker: Armando Ramirez

Hi, I'm Armando Ramírez. All my life, I've lived in a town of artisans, and this has motivated me to create new art. 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.”

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Please note: Because this item is made with love and care by a skilled maker and not a machine, some small variations may occur between your item and what is pictured.