About the Yard Gnome
The yard gnome portraits a bearded dwarf standing and making the V sign with his right arm stretched in front of him. This yard gnome statue is an original creation of Ottmar Hörl in 2012. The artist modeled this blue dwarf as a response to the regular riots instigated by hooligans after the football games. The Victory Gnome symbolizes a communicative impulse as well as a supporters’ trophy for peaceful interaction. Our yard gnome comes with a Hörl Certificate of Authentification engraved at the bottom of its left foot. Hörl gnomes are either for indoor or outdoor use.
- Dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.48″ x 6.69″
- Color: Blue Gnome
- Model: Victory sign
- Materials: Molded plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
This yard gnome is part of our Special Edition from the artist.
About the V gesture
The V sign has different hand gestures: one with the palm faced outwards and another one with the palm inwards. The V-sign has various interpretations, depending its representations. In January 1941, former Belgian Minister of Justice and director of the Belgian French-speaking broadcasts on the BBC suggested in a broadcast that Belgians use a V for Victoire (French word for Victory”) as a rallying emblem during World War II. Within weeks chalked up, Vs began appearing on walls throughout Belgium, the Netherlands, and northern France. By July 1941, the typical use of the letter V had spread through occupied Europe.
Nowadays, the gesture is most widely uses to express a feeling of happiness whether using it palm facing outward or palm facing forward. The sign also just means two,” such as when ordering in a restaurant.
About the Artist
Ottmar Hörl was born in 1950 in Nauheim, Germany. Ottmar Hörl is not only renowned as an artist but also as an art professor and prominent writer. He put several exhibits up in art galleries and museums and also had many articles about him and his art.