About the Blue Gnome
This sculpture represents a blue gnome with his right arm stretched in front of him making the middle finger gesture. It is part of artist Hörl installation project “Rolling Change” set up in Seligenstadt (1994), Germany. Hörl initially used 1000 flashy blue gnomes and displayed them throughout the city, then left them to integrate into society.
Our blue gnome comes with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of its left foot. Additionally, it is suitable for use inside and out.
- Dimensions: 14.57″ x 6.10″ x 4.92″
- Weight: 1 lb, 2 oz
- Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
- Color: Blue
- Model: Sponti Gnome
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
Special Edition signed by the artist.
About the Art
In Seligenstadt, a sculptural project featuring 1,000 blue garden gnomes – in groups as well as loosely scattered – was distributed all across the city. The blue gnomes were set up in several steps, and, as it were, ‘staged’ following a particular pattern. In a random sequence of days, they appeared unexpectedly in various sections of the city (downtown, Main-Riverside, train station, etc.). They were then left to themselves and, except for occasional changes of location, and they remained until someone took them away. As a result, the total population of gnomes slowly disappeared, and it was one of the goals of the overall project. Following Hörl, as the project belongs to the public, there is no change of ownership in the true sense of the word. Removing the object is just a displacement from one position to another in the meaning of the “Rolling Change”.
After Seligenstadt, the blue gnome installation went to the Art Amsterdam – Art Rai (2006) and the Maisenbacher Art Gallery Trier in Berlin.
About Ottmar Hörl
Ottmar Hörl is one of the most innovative German artists and sculptors. His larger than life installations such as 120 penguins for a festival in Edinburgh, Dà¼rer Hares in Korea and “Bullock” in Holland have earned him international renown. Ottmar Hörl “conception of work in public spaces breaks through this barrier. He offers art for everyone.