STORIES / Gallery 3: Colonna Wood Shop, 2009

Watch VideoMiguel Colonna learned the trade when he was a kid. He didn’t like to study so he dropped out of school and be- gan as an apprentice in a wood shop around the corner from where he lived. Paradoxically, when he grew up he ended up as a teacher in a trade school. For the first class meeting he would begin by saying, “Wood is always pres- ent in our lives. When we are born, we are put in a cradle made of wood, and when we die, we are put in a coffin made of wood. It’s a material that follows us through our entire lifetime.”Oriente, Buenos Aires Province
Colonna Wood Shop, 2009

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Miguel Colonna learned the trade when he was a kid. He didn’t like to study so he dropped out of school and be- gan as an apprentice in a wood shop around the corner from where he lived. Paradoxically, when he grew up he ended up as a teacher in a trade school. For the first class meeting he would begin by saying, “Wood is always pres- ent in our lives. When we are born, we are put in a cradle made of wood, and when we die, we are put in a coffin made of wood. It’s a material that follows us through our entire lifetime.” 

Oriente, Buenos Aires Province