The garden gnome is a funny kind of object: a free-standing outdoor ornament, light-heartedly playful, unoriginally figural, unapologetically kitsch.
For this line we look at the gnome and squint. What is left is a series of abstract compositions--some primitive and figural, others loose aggregations of defined shapes. New combinations of materials define these forms: articulating their geometries and rethinking the pallet of a lawn, a patio, or an urban balcony.
Using the same family of objects, we bring the gnome to the domestic interior as a series of flat-packed, interlocking stands. Lighter and cheaper, they occupy the line between useless and functional, decorative and sculptural.