"Glaniad-Quinchahue"

Miguel's interest in Celtic culture stems
from the Welsh colonisation of Patagonia
in 1865. The Welsh treated the local
Tehuelce Indians humanely, a rare
occurrence in the history of European
colonial history. His sculpture shows a
boat, the symbol of "arrival" or "landing"-
Glaniad in Welsh and Quinchahue in
Tehuelce. Two figures in the boat
represent the co-operation between the
Indians and the Welsh. Skill swaps mean
that the Welsh taught the Indians how to
grow wheat, and the Indians taught the
Welsh how to hunt and ride horses.

Miguel was born Argentina in 1961and is
currently living in Germany. He studied in
art colleges in Argentina, majoring in
sculpture. Major works have been shown
in Argentina and Italy and he has won a
number of prizes. He works in wood and
stone.
Website: www.mag.empre.com.ar
Text courtesy of Celf Caerleon Arts

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