PE teacher's self-made metal sculptures bring sport to life in Argentina

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Published on 28 Feb 2021, 11:12
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An Argentinian physical education teacher has been bringing sports to life with moving metal sculptures, as seen in Villa La Angostura on Friday.

Guillermo Galetti's talent brought him attention on social media platforms and even into contact with athletes who have appreciated his designs. One of those who contacted him is Mohamed Mahmoud, an Egyptian weightlifter, with Galetti going on to send him a "kind of tribute, a mobile statuette."

''There are people from the world of basketball, there are people from the world of golf, there are many characters, many more reserved people that I have done small works for them all over the world,'' said Galetti.

The teacher explained that part of the inspiration for his statues, which he was only able to find time to create due to the pandemic-related lockdown, was pedagogical.

"The idea arises with this of trying to have one more tool to teach athletic techniques, some sports gestures, I have been doing them for about nine, 10 months approximately, The ideas and some sketches are older, they are from before the pandemic, but I never had the time to do it," he explained.

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SOT, Guillermo Galetti, Sculptor (Spanish): ''The idea arises with this of trying to have one more tool to teach athletic techniques, some sports gestures, I have been doing them for about nine, 10 months approximately, The ideas and some sketches are older, they are from before the pandemic, but I never had the time to do it.''

SOT, Guillermo Galetti, Sculptor (Spanish): ''The materials that I use are generally recycled. They are leftovers from another type of work, I don't like to get rid of materials, and I always reuse the part I can use in them.''

SOT, Guillermo Galetti, Sculptor (Spanish): ''Obviously, it would be a dream to dedicate myself to this. In some places, I have been catalogued as a plastic artist. I do not feel like that, and I think I have kilometres left. Maybe I had the skill to handle metal. I knew physical education and all that - the mixed results in this.''

SOT, Guillermo Galetti, Sculptor (Spanish): ''I was able to make some sales abroad. I made some gifts, some well-known athletes, also a charming story, friends that I have now through social networks that I would never have had if it wasn't for this project, athletes that I saw on YouTube, people very far away, practically inaccessible at least for me and that today we message.''

SOT, Guillermo Galetti, Sculptor (Spanish): ''One of those Mohamed Mahmoud, an Olympic lifter from Egypt, liked my work, half a joke I made him a kind of tribute, a mobile statuette, I sent it to him and he happily, next to all his medals, all his trophies is the little doll I made for him, next to Olympic medals.''

SOT, Guillermo Galetti, Sculptor (Spanish): ''There are people from the world of basketball, there are people from the world of golf, there are many characters, many more reserved people that I have done small works for them all over the world.''

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