About the lawn gnome
This lawn gnome pictures a bearded dwarf standing with both hands hiding his ears. The gnome belongs to 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: Hear Nothing
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
Buy only one golden gnome or compose the Bearers of Secrets collection together with a set of three. Special Edition signed by the Artist.
About the Bears of Secrets
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.
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 monkey proverb also induces significations 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.
About the Sculptor artist
Ottmar Hörl is a German visual artist who was born in Nauheim in 1950. His unique 3d sculptures and gigantic installations made him famous first among the artistic sphere. Today, his work is known for its originality, but also tends to spark political controversy, particularly with his multi-colored gnomes. Ottmar Hörl is not only renowned as a sculptor but also as an art teacher and writer. He put several exhibits up either outdoor, in art galleries and museums.