About the Orange Gnome
This whimsical sculpture pictures an orange gnome making the swearing gesture with his right hand. It is from artist Ottmar Hörl installation project “Rolling Change” set up in Seligenstadt (1994), Germany. Hörl first used 1000 blue gnomes and displayed them throughout the city, then left them to integrate into society. The swearing gnome is now available in a large range of monochrome colors.
Our orange gnome comes with sculptor signature engraved at the bottom at the back of his left foot. The gnome is not only suitable for indoor but also for outdoor use.
- Dimensions: 14.57″ x 6.10″ x 4.92″
- Color: Orange
- Model: Sponti Gnome
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
Special Edition signed by the artist.
About “Rolling Change” installation
The Orange Gnome by Ottmar Hörl originally formed part of a 1994 Seligenstadt installation where an installation of 1000 blue garden gnomes was distributed all across the city. They were then left to themselves except for occasional changes of location. They remained until someone took them. Progressively, the total population of gnomes slowly disappeared, as 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 real 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 then the Maisenbacher Art Gallery Trier in Berlin.
About the Artist
Ottmar Hörl is a contemporary German artist and sculptor. His large installations and sometimes provocative sculptures have earned him international renown. Ottmar Hörl “conception of work in public spaces not only breaks through this barrier but also offers art for everyone. Hörl became the President of the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg in 2005, where he remains holding this position. Furthermore, e has most recently won the CREO Innovation Award for Creativity by German Society for Creativity in 2015.