About Ottmar Hörl – See Nothing Gnome (2006) – Silver
This self-colored gnome is an original creation of Ottmar Hörl in 2006 for the Art Fair Art Karlsruhe. It illustrates a dwarf with both hands covering his eyes. This sculpture belongs to the trilogy the Bearers of Secrets: See nothing, Hear nothing, Say nothing”. Its gesture illustrates the See Nothing part of the trilogy. First edited in black, yellow and red for the exhibit, these gnomes exist in multiple shades. This representation of the See Nothing gnome shines in silver.
The See Nothing gnome also comes with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of the left foot of the gnome. Indeed, we only have the Special Edition gnome.
- Dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.48″ x 6.69″
- Color: Silver
- Model: See Nothing
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
About the Bearers of Secrets
Ottmar Hörl presented his Bearers of Secrets Gnomes at the Art Fair Art Karlsruhe in 2006, Germany. He designed the dwarves in three poses: covering their eyes, ears, and mouth, especially for the art fair. These Bearer of Secrets gnomes point towards the traditional pictorial maxim the “Three wise monkeys”. In the Western World, the phrase is often used to refer to those who deal with impropriety by turning a blind eye. Hörl’s comparative political idea represents an art which seeks to stimulate discussion and doesn’t try to hide in the protected atmosphere of a museum. At that time, Hörl’s squared installment of 1,200 gnomes in horizontal rows and vertical columns fomented some reactions.
About Ottmar Hörl
Ottmar Hörl is a renown German artist and an art professor, and he has led the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg since 2005. His work is famous for its installations which take place in various outdoor and public places. Professor Hörl art is always a gentle provocation”, particularly with his multi-colored gnome sculptures.