Remember the gleaming stainless steel gnome, The Thinker (2013) that proudly overlooked the Glass House lake in 2015, gathering in its surface the ripples of the water, the water lilies and reeds?
Now we invite you to confront Gregor Kregar’s latest gnome work at Brick Bay, deep in the native bush on the sculpture trail. A little larger than human size, this Bronze Thinker with its stunning blue patina holds court, a mysterious yet strangely familiar figure.
The artist has long been interested in how the familiar can take on new or strange meanings. Combine the concept of plaster garden gnomes with the universal idea of the mysterious dwarf of the underworld guarding magical treasure and you start to understand the ambiguity of this creation.