Manfred Welzel looks back on an impressive work presented in many international exhibitions. Welzel's sculptures speak directly to their viewers; he avoids unnecessary abstraction and holds true to representational figures; his compositions always keep to the narrow middle path between everyday scenes and unobtrusive universality. This applies to his sacred art as well as to his motivically "free" sculptural work. Quite often, he presents related pairs of figures. Welzel's sculptures very impressively exhibit generally human and deeply humane life situations of trust and solidarity.