Why buy gnomes?
This black gnome is an original creation for the Art Fair Art Karlsruhe created by Ottmar Hörl in 2006. It depicts a black gnome standing with both hands covering his mouth. This sculpture is a reproduction of the trilogy the Bearers of Secrets: See nothing, Hear nothing, Say nothing” gnomes. Its expression symbolizes the Say Nothing part of the trilogy. First edited in black, yellow and red for the exhibit, you can now buy gnomes in multiple colors. This representation of the Say Nothing gnome is in elegant black.
Buy gnomes to add a touch of craziness to your home decor! Buy gnomes together and re-create the Bearers of Secrets collection with a set of three. Our gnomes come with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of the left foot of the statue. Indeed, we only sell the Special Edition gnomes.
- Dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.48″ x 6.69″
- Color: Black
- Model: Say Nothing
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
About the Bearers of Secrets trilogy
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. You can now buy gnomes from this trilogy that relate to the 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 triggers 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.
Ottmar Hörl is a German visual artist who was born in Nauheim in 1950. He became famous with his 3d installations in public places made up with hundreds of identical sculptures. Today, his work is known for its whimsicality and uniqueness, but also tends to spark political controversy, particularly with his 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 some articles about him and his art.