By Andy Tirado of Artworks
Colorado Springs, CO
The “foam gnomes” are for an insurance company, not Travelocity as most assume. The client had started some sort of in-house thing where I guess initially someone bought a bunch (like 200) of small gnome statues and placed them around the headquarters – in flower pots and such – and then didn’t take credit for it. So everyone was curious and eventually different departments would set up scenes with the gnomes, like luau scenes, dressing them up in grass skirts and whatever, and then the CEO commissioned a couple of seven foot tall gnomes. Check out HWFF’s interview with Andy here!