About the finger Gnome
This sculpture represents a garden helper making a suggestive gesture. The finger gnome has his left hand in the pocket and gives the finger with his right hand. Hörl gave the garden gnome a sense of rebellious personality as he smiles when raising his middle finger. Sculptor edited the finger gnome in blue first for “Rolling Change” installation in Seligenstadt (1994), Germany. Now this gnome exists in a range of multiple color, this one is silver.
The iconic gnome comes with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of its left foot. It is also suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
- Dimensions: 14.57” x 6.10” x 4.92”
- Color: Silver
- Model: Sponti Gnome, Finger gnome
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
Special Edition signed by the artist.
About the Sponti Gnome Installation
In Seligenstadt, a sculptural project featuring 1,000 blue garden gnomes that were distributed all across the city. The blue gnomes were set up in several steps following a particular pattern. They were then left to themselves and, except for occasional changes of location, they remained until someone took them away. As a result, the total population of gnomes slowly disappeared which was the goal of the overall project. Following conceptual artist Ottmar Hörl, as the project belongs to the public, there is no change of ownership in the original 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 Sponti gnome installation went to the Art Amsterdam – Art Rai (2006). Then, it went to the Maisenbacher Art Gallery Trier in Berlin.
About the Artist, Ottmar Hörl
Ottmar Hörl’s conception of work in public spaces not only breaks through this barrier but also offers art for everyone. His large installations and sometimes provocative sculptures have earned him international renown. Hörl became the President of the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg in 2005, where he remains holding this position. Furthermore, he has most recently won the CREO Innovation Award for Creativity by German Society for Creativity in 2015.