Holiday gnome sign

Dublin Core

Title

Holiday gnome sign

Subject

Decorative arts.
Gnomes in art.
Holiday decorations in art.
Christmas decorations.
Acrylic painting--Technique.

Description

A decorative wood sign painted with acrylic paint. The sign's base is circular with three long ridges wrapping around it. From the circular base, a cylinder-shaped stand holds the rectangular-shaped sign. Atop the rectangular sign is a three-dimensional wooden circle. The entire sign is painted grey, including the base, stand, and circular top. The circular base has a white glitter ribbon wrapped around it with a red heart-shaped button in the center of the ribbon. The rectangular sign has white snowflakes and yellow stars scattered randomly throughout the background. The sign features four gnomes wearing hats decorating a small green Christmas tree with a yellow star atop it. The tree and gnomes are centered on the sign. Two gnomes are angled to the left of the tree. The gnome near the top left of the tree wears a red and black striped hat with a blue tassel at the end and white dots within the black stripes. Its arms are white with red stripes and pink dots for hands. The gnome holds a red circular ornament in its right hand. Below it near the bottom left of the tree, a gnome is seen wearing a blue and black striped hat with a red tassel at the end and white dots within the black stripes. Its hands are small pink dots which grip the hat of a third gnome sitting next to it near the bottom of the tree. The third gnome sitting near the bottom of the tree wears a red and black striped hat with a blue tassel at the end and white dots within the black stripes. This gnome's feet are visible; it wears black boots with red hearts on the soles. Its arms are white with red stripes and its hands are pink, resting on the ground. To the right of the tree is the last gnome which wears a blue and black striped hat with a red tassel at the end and white dots within the black stripes. This gnome has its right leg kicked in the air as it reaches toward the tree, carrying two red circular ornaments in its hands. Its arms and legs are both white with red stripes. It wears black boots on its feet. None of the gnomes have visible facial features aside from their large circular noses, which are all a light tan color. A red horizontal stripe is painted about two inches from the bottom of the rectangular portion of the sign. Under the red stripe is the word "Believe," stenciled on with blue acrylic paint. Three wooden yellow stars have been applied to the front of the sign with craft glue. One yellow star is applied near the top left, one near the middle, and one near the top right of the front of the sign. The stars have glitter on them. The back of the rectangular portion of the sign is also painted with white snowflakes, scattered randomly throughout the background. Four wooden yellow stars have been applied to the back of the sign. One star is near the top center of the back of the sign, two spaced apart from each other in the middle, and one near the bottom center. All four wooden stars have glitter on them. A signature can be seen in the bottom right corner of the back of the sign, written in black ink. It reads "Love, Grammy" with the date "2020" below it.

Creator

Muklewicz, Joyce

Date

2020-12

Rights

Rights over this item are held by the creator, Joyce Muklewicz. Public use of this item or its photograph is permitted with proper credit given to Joyce Muklewicz.

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

JMC_0004

Extent

7.75 x 5.75 x 0.5 in (rectangular portion)
5.75 d (circular base)
1 in (circular top)

Medium

acrylic paint, glitter, ribbon (material), wood

Provenance

Gift to Haley Rogers from Joyce Muklewicz, December 2020.

Collection

Citation

Muklewicz, Joyce, “Holiday gnome sign,” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed March 4, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/1041.