Upcycled Metal and Auto Parts Tennis Sculpture, "Tennis Champ"
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Match point, judge's call, and this tennis player is about to win. For the avid fan, this upcycled metal sculpture is a true treasure. Mexico's Armando Ramírez shapes the player's and the judge's bodies with a spark plug each, pieces off a die machine for their heads and feet and wires for the arms and legs. What once was a window screen is now the court net, and sheets of metal as well as wires complete the sculpture.
Ramírez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.
- 0.54 kgs
- 1.2 lbs
- 22 cm H x 15.5 cm W x 21 cm D
- 8.75" H x 6" W x 8.25" 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.
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
- Made in Mexico.
- Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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 built his workshop and is now able to give work to other artisans to continue expanding his craft all over the world.
Armando has received 1st place from the regional contest of the Jaliscience Institute of Crafts for his sculptures.
Armando uses and continues to pass down traditional techniques to his children, who now carry on his same methods.
Armando is a very dedicated father. He has two children that he supports financially.
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.