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Mexico Day of the Dead Recycled Auto Part Sculpture, "Rustic Petite Catrina"

byArmando Ramirez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (383)
Catrina wears a whimsical hat with flowers and smiles a flirty grin. This... more

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Catrina wears a whimsical hat with flowers and smiles a flirty grin. This sculpture by Armando Ramírez commemorates Mexico's Day of the Dead. The Catrina name refers to death personified who is always dressed in exuberant fashion and colors in order to lure mortals.

Always creative, Ramírez recycles castoff auto parts and discarded bits of metal. Wire mesh becomes a broad-brimmed bonnet while thick wire scraps and a cogwheel are transformed into her gown. The face comes from keys.

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

  • 1.10 kgs
  • 2.4 lbs
  • 28 cm H x 15.5 cm Diam.
  • 11" H x 6" Diam.

  • Recycled auto parts
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Components may vary slightly in size and form
  • Promotes recycling and reduces waste
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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383

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10/17/2019

"Exquisite Vision and Craftsmanship"

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This sculpture is remarkable. I dont know how the artist can look at disparate bits of scrap metal and envision such a variety of interesting and unique sculptures. I have purchased several pieces from this artist, but this catrina statue somehow manages to look delicate even though its cobbled together from recycled auto parts. But its definitely sturdy despite the delicate appearance. I am beyond impressed. I intended to give this as a gift, but Im not sure I can part with it!

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Unique gifts Recycled art

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  • Home decor

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Rustic Petite Catrina, Mexico Day of the Dead Recycled Auto Part Sculpture

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05/15/2020

"It was a hit!"

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Didnt know what my husband would think... He loved it! Just couldnt take his eyes off of it. Here was aa as so impressed by the workmanship and creativity of Armando Ramirez. Thank you

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05/14/2020

"Awesome art"

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Product was just as described .. and better! Amazing artwork. So creative. Fast shipping..well packaged for shipment.

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  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday
From Alabama, USA

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05/10/2020

"Perfect for optometry school graduation"

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I bought this for my sister as a graduation gift from that to optometry school. She loves it. It has been on her desk since she started her job. It looks in perfect condition and is a great conversation starter.

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  • Decoration

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From Vancouver/Washington/USA

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05/02/2020

"So clever..."

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This is a pretty substantial piece. Surprisingly expressive. Love it.

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Verified Reviewer

04/30/2020

"Awesome product!"

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Well made! Very happy! Would recommend

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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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