About the Roaming Gnome, “Say Nothing” Model
Ottmar Hörl created this roaming gnome art in 2006. The exhibit is precisely oriented around the roaming concept as Hörl considers that his gnomes don’t belong to anybody in particular. In fact, people are creating the Art by taking and moving the gnomes from their original location. This yellow one represents a standing bearded gnome with both hands covering his mouth. It is part of the trilogy the Bearers of Secrets: See nothing, Hear nothing, Say nothing.” Our roaming gnome states for the “Say Nothing” part of the trilogy. All our gnomes are either for indoor or outdoor use. Each statue comes with a Hörl Certificate of Authentification engraved at the bottom of the statue.
- Dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.48″ x 6.69″
- Color: Yellow Gnome
- Model: Say Nothing
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
About the Bearers of Secrets
Hörl designed his sculptures See Nothing” gnome, Hear Nothing” and Say Nothing” roaming gnome model in the three different poses respectively covering their eyes, ears, and mouth. He presented his Bearers of Secrets Gnomes at the Art Fair Art Karlsruhe in 2006. At that time, the parade of 1,200 gnomes classified in horizontal rows and vertical columns caused intense reactions. To Hörl, the comparative political idea that interpretation of art is individual gives birth to a popular and artistic creativity. It mainly seeks to stimulate discussion and doesn’t try to hide in the protected atmosphere of a museum.
About the Sculptor
Ottmar Hörl’s unique 3d sculptures and art installations made him famous first among the artistic sphere. Today, his work is known for its peculiarity, but also tends to spark political controversy, particularly with his colored gnomes. Ottmar Hörl is not only renowned as an artist but also as an art teacher and writer. He put several exhibits up in art galleries and museums and also had many articles about him and his art.