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Iron statuette, 'Rustic Galleon'

Item # 46661
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Sailing across the centuries, a square-rigged galleon moves swiftly across the ocean. The ships played an important role in the discovery of the Americas and were used from the 1400s to the early 1700s. Fashioned of an astonishing assortment of recycled metal, the ship springs from the imagination of Armando Ramírez. Galvanized wire holds the sails aloft while nuts form portholes and flags wave from screws. Iron sheets are used to shape the hull and sails.

Ramírez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present. Made in Mexico.

  • Components may vary slightly in size and form
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • 16.1" H x 13.4" W x 4.7" D
  • Weight: 5.7 lb
  • Recycled metal
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Armando Ramírez

Artisan 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 scrap 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."

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