About the Say Nothing gnome
This golden sculpture pictures a standing and realistic gnome with both hands hiding his mouth. This gnome is from the trilogy the Bearers of Secrets: See nothing, Hear nothing, Say nothing ” created by Hörl in 2006. All our gnomes are either for indoor or outdoor use and come with a Hörl Certificate of Authentification engraved at the bottom of the foot.
- Dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.48″ x 6.69″
- Color: golden gnome
- Model: Say Nothing
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
Buy only a Say Nothing golden gnome or keep the Bearers of Secrets collection together with a set of three. Special Edition signed by the Artist.
About the Bears of Secrets
Hörl designed his gnomes See Nothing,” Hear Nothing,” Say Nothing,” in the three different poses and (respectively covering their eyes, ears, and mouth). Those gnomes refer to the popular maxim the Three wise monkeys”. The animal proverb also implies other meanings such as being of good mind, speech and action. In the Western World, the phrase is often used to call those who deal with impropriety by turning a blind eye. Ottmar Hörl exposed his Bearers of Secrets Gnomes at the Art Fair Art Karlsruhe in 2006. At that time, the parade of 1,200 gnomes displayed in a giant wooden square stimulated hot debate. To Hörl, the political idea that art may be interpreted individually initiates creations which seek to provoke discussion and doesn’t try to hide in the protected atmosphere of a museum.
About the Sculptor artist
Ottmar Hörl is a German visual artist who was born in Nauheim in 1950. His unique 3d sculptures and art installations made him famous first among the artistic sphere. Today, his work is known for its peculiarity, but also tends to spark political controversy, particularly with his colored gnomes. Ottmar Hörl is not only renowned as an artist but also as an art teacher and writer. He put several exhibits up in art galleries and museums and also had many articles about him and his art.