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Horst

The sociable sculptor from St. Johann in Tirol

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For Horst, happiness is being satisfied with what you have. There's nowhere more beautiful for the trained sculptor as the Kitzbüheler Alpen. "There's everything here that you could possibly want: clean air, peace, the four seasons, first-class regional cuisine and beverages and sociable people."

As well as that, there are unlimited cycle paths and hiking trails and in Winter state-of-the-art ski lifts and fantastic ski tours. What more could you want? Horst likes to spend his freetime mountain hiking and climbing with friends or enjoying a BBQ together.

From natural talent to master sculptor

Horst's talent for drawing was recognised by his teachers while he was still at school. It was clear early on that he had to do something artistic! No sooner said than done. So the perfectionist drawing talent trained to become a master sculptor. A traditional craft that is deeply rooted in Tyrolean culture.

Horst prefers to work with wood. His works of art are simple and contemporary. The artisan has never had much use for kitsch. The greatest challenge in sculpting is to give each figure a soul.

Tip: Admire Horst's works of art at the following places in the Kitzbüheler Alpen:

  • Village nativity scene with life-size figures in Fieberbrunn
  • 14 stations of the cross leading to the Einsiedelei-Gmail Chapel in St. Johann
  • Carved wild animals around the summit of the Kitzbüheler Horn

Hiking is the sculptor's passion …

Horst has already been to many countries mountaineering: America, Africa and Canada. But none of these places could compete with the blaze of colours of Spring or Autumn in St. Johann. For Horst, hiking also means staying with his roots.

When he sits on a mountain summit after a strenuous climb and looks down into the valley, a unique feeling spreads through him: "The view is majestic - and you realise how small you are. You live off this experience for a long time. When you get home, you are usually a bit more relaxed again. You've achieved something so big that little things can't upset you so easily.

  • Kitzbüheler Alpen Lebenswege Horst Pali c Kitzbüheler Alpen Daniel Gollner (2)
  • Kitzbüheler Alpen Lebenswege Horst Pali c Kitzbüheler Alpen Daniel Gollner (3)
  • Kitzbüheler Alpen Lebenswege Horst Pali c Kitzbüheler Alpen Daniel Gollner (8)
  • Kitzbüheler Alpen Lebenswege Horst Pali c Kitzbüheler Alpen Daniel Gollner (11)
  • Kitzbüheler Alpen Lebenswege Horst Pali c Kitzbüheler Alpen Daniel Gollner (16)
  • Kitzbüheler Alpen Lebenswege Horst Pali c Kitzbüheler Alpen Daniel Gollner (18)
  • Kitzbüheler Alpen Lebenswege Horst Pali c Kitzbüheler Alpen Daniel Gollner (33)

Horst's profile

  • checkMy power place in the Kitzbüheler Alpen ... the Lourdes grotto and the Einsiedelei-Gmail Chapel.

  • checkWhat makes my native home special ... experiencing the four seasons, that it's safe here and the (still) pure nature.

  • checkWhat is my emotional connection to the Kitzbüheler Alpen and why ... I grew up here.

Of course, a milling machine or a laser printer can replace manual work nowadays, but there is one thing that computer-controlled machines will never succeed in doing: to incorporate the individual character of a sculptor into the figure, to give wood a soul.

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Horst Pali

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Baerig Tirol

Bärig Blog

Author

Sabine Ertl

The soul of wood

As a sculptor, Horst Pali gives wood a soul. Clear lines and a reduction to the essential characterise his works.

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