PENGUIN COUPLE, Climate change, Recycled art, Animal sculpture, Constructivist art, Steel, Wedding present, Eternal love, by Cosé Manzano
Once more Cosé has been captured by the implications of Global Warming: this time he imagined what the future would be for penguins – this graceful and touching animal that has the poles as its playground – because at this very moment they are losing their habitat.
After having researched on ways and techniques of metal polishing, Cosé created quite intuitively a constructivist image of a penguin, hammered with a hot flame from recycled steel. He polished it in two different ways and finished it with a blowlamp, to evoke a contrast between breast and back, from high gloss at the breast to blue shades at the back.
Thus he created one Penguin, a pair of them and in the end a group of them, and he would always put them on the little oval shapes of steel that can be understood as the melting water beneath their feet...
From the start of the project he had a name for an installation of penguins: ‘Buscando el eco’ (‘Looking for the echo’ in English) referring to the child game he used to play with his friends, which consisted of letting sound echoing to the mountains of his village. But this time we’re not talking about mountains but glaciers and icebergs that are disappearing.
The price is for a pair of Penguins.
We have also listed a single Penguin.
And if you are interested in a group, the original installation, please let us know, and we’ll inform you about the adjusted price.
Material: tempered steel
Measures: two penguins standing close together would measure approx. : H 14 ½” x W 12” x D 8”. (H 37 x W 30 x D 20 cm) but varying
a single Penguin is about H 14 ½” x W 5 ½” x D 7 1/16” (H 37 x W 14 x D 18 cm)
Techniques: (hot) hammering on the anvil, welding, polishing, heat coloring
Colors: The colors are the natural colors of steel after sanding, polishing and after heat treatment, and go from blue to dark gray and shiny metal
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You can return any art work within 14 days of receipt if the item is still new and in it's original packaging and if you have contacted us within 3 days after delivery.
Sale items can't be returned.
Cancellation: You can request a cancellation within 24 hours of purchase.
Shipping from Spain
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Larger and heavier art pieces will take longer due to customs and paperwork.
We usually ship our art works by registered mail (larger and heavier packages with Economy mail with insurance), from Seville, Spain, by Spanish Postal Services. In other cases you'll be notified before hand.
You'll get the tracking number by e-mail.
Insurance: All art works will be packed with care and shipped by registered mail. If you wish to have your art work insured please contact us before purchasing and we'll adjust prices.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Of course we accept returns and cancellations
-Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
-For returns contact us within: 3 days of delivery
-Ship items back to us within: 14 days of delivery
Full refund when cancelling within 24 hours of purchase.
You can return any art work within 14 days of receipt if: you have contacted us within 3 days after delivery, the item is undamaged and is sent in the original packaging.
You'll get a refund of the art work only.
Sale items and custom orders can't be returned.
Note: All art works will be packed with care and shipped by registered mail. If you wish to have your art work insured please contact us before purchasing and we'll adjust prices.