About the Gnome
Ottmar Hörl created this whimsical gnome in 2006 for an art event in Germany. This gnome is part of the trilogy the Bearers of Secrets: See nothing, Hear nothing, Say nothing”. It represents a bearded dwarf with both hands covering his mouth. The gnome shape and gesture illustrates the Say Nothing part of the trilogy. Initially edited in black, yellow and red for the exhibit our Say Nothing gnome is now available in multiple shades. This representation of the Say Nothing gnome comes in bright silver.
All our gnomes also come with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of the left foot of the gnome.
- Dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.48″ x 6.69″
- Color: Silver gnome
- Model: Say Nothing
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
Buy individually or keep the Bearers of Secrets family together with a set of three. Special Edition signed by the Artist.
About the Bearers of Secrets gnomes
Hörl designed his gnomes See Nothing,”, Hear Nothing,” Say Nothing” in the three different poses and (respectively covering their eyes, ears, and mouth). At that time, the parade of 1,200 gnomes laid out in a giant square parcel activated some debates. To Hörl, the comparative political idea, which may be interpreted individually, represents an art which seeks to stimulate discussion and doesn’t try to hide in the protected atmosphere of a museum.
Ottmar Hörl presented his Bearers of Secrets Gnomes at the Art Fair art Karlsruhe in 2006. He designed the elves in three poses “see nothing – hear nothing – say nothing” especially for the art fair.
About the Artist
Ottmar Hörl’s work is famous for its installations which take place in various outdoor and public places. Professor Hörl spoke of a gentle provocation” particularly in the City of Justice, particularly with his multi-colored gnomes. He is a renown German artist and an art professor and he has led the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg since 2005.