Armando Ramírez’s Auto Part Chess Set

Heavy, rustic figures do battle on the chess field, conjured by Armando Ramírez’s limitless imagination. Combining art and function, Ramirez sculpts each piece from automobile parts — even the heads of the bishops are made of NGK and AC DELCO spark plugs! One of the most creative chess sets on Novica, this work is perfect for the chess lover that likes a rustic finish. It is important to note that the finish is rustic, as intended by the artist. The interior of the chess board makes a clanging sound from the moving of welded materials, and each of the pieces exhibits its own unique nature and finishing, depending on the auto part used. The knight, queen and king are particular favorites, finely tuned and sculpted, and the pawns made of heavy bolts and sprockets have a small and sturdy presence.  The set can be ordered for $207.95 here.  See Armando Ramírez’s other sculptures here.

 

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