Unique Mexican Recycled Metal Auto Parts Sculpture, "Rustic Farming Tractor"
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Detailed with admirable precision, this tractor is sculpted from a variety of metal pieces once used in cars, buses and even in construction. Armando Ramirez crafts this original sculpture with a car's rocker arm, breaker points and chains, as well as chain bearings from a bus. He also recycles metal sheets, thick wires and nails used in construction, and he completes the elaborate sculpture with pieces discarded from a die machine.
Ramírez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.
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.