Limited Edition - Numbered & Signed - *Height: 5" *Width: 4" Written by Peter Engler: Darkness is part of nature, part of our world. It is hard to live in the dark, we cannot see what surrounds us. We cannot see the right path to follow on life's journey. Light brings clarity and understanding, life and growth. It enables us to see the glories of nature. Jesus brought light to a dark world. He goes ahead with a light that illuminates the right path. Still we sometimes get confused. In that case, follow the light.
Artist: Born September 7, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Peter Engler began discovering his artistic gifts of drawing and carving at the age of 10. Peter joined the Marine Corps in 1951 and amongst the rigorous routines of the Korean War, Pete would use the little down time he had, pull out his pocketknife, and carve one of his whimsical little people. In 1962, he and his wife Virginia moved to Branson, Missouri from his mother’s art and gift shop in Lakeview, Arkansas and established Mountain Woodcarvers Shop at Silver Dollar City. Pete began to build the foundations needed for the arts and crafts in the budding community of Branson, MO. Since the 1960’s, Pete has owned and operated woodcarving shops of his own in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He purchased a warehouse that he re-designed and established as Engler Block. He also co-founded the National Festival of Craftsman and originated Silver Dollar City’s Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, which has been an annual event since 1961. He is now devoting his time to carving his beloved Santas.