Enormous Royals gnome turns Kauffman Stadium parking lot into 'Gnome Nation'
Royals gnome turns the K into 'Gnome Nation'
When you think of baseball, the first things you probably think of are hot dogs, cold beers and dingers. Gnomes are probably the 145th, after stadium parking, but before baseball-themed keychains.
Not so for artist Stephen R. Feilbach. Known for his enormous traveling gnome creations, "Gnome Nation" has come to the Kauffman Stadium parking lot to celebrate the World Series.
Made of Styrofoam with a two-part epoxy on top, the gnome took "quite a few weeks to make" with inspiration coming from the mystical creature. Seriously.
"[The gnome] told me it wanted to be transformed, and so I did," Feilbach said, adding that the instruction came "In a dream, a vision."
Feilbach isn't the only one to say the gnome is talking to him, though:
The Gnome says the Royals are gonna win tonight ... And the Gnome knows ... pic.twitter.com/m0LSrs7WR6- Hugh Burrill (@SNhughburrill) October 21, 2014
(Photos and reporting by Ian Kay / MLB.com)