Remember the giant gnome that moved into my neighborhood? And then how he suddenly went missing? Well, he finally turned up. If there are any children in the room, you might want to ask them to leave because this ain’t a pretty sight. What drove him to this sad, strange end? Was it Gnomicide? We may never know.
You may recall my deep affection for the enormous Gnomethat has called the end of our street home the past couple of months. I’ll cut to the chase: we are now, suddenly and inexplicably, Gnomeless.
I plan on finding out where the Gnome went. Three story high garden Gnomes simply do not disappear. Foul play?
At the end of my street, there’s a large warehouse that houses a studio cooperative of artists who do set, scenery and prop design. They keep the front bay door open, so you can see everything inside and they are always working on something strange and fantastic in there for a play, commercial, movie or whatever. They are always blasting music, and it looks like an amazing place to work.
Apparently one of the more high-profile pieces they designed was the giant gnome featured in an A&E hit show that I have never seen, “Shipping Wars.” I know this because much to the delight of the kids in the neighborhood, the gnome has apparently come home to live outside the studio permanently! I found a promo video online that shows them making it here.
I really enjoy having this giant gnome as a neighbor.