GILLIE AND MARC Resin Sculpture - The Orphan In London Silver
British and Australian artists, Gillie and Marc have been called “the most successful and prolific creators of public art in New York’s History” by the New York Times. Creating some of the world’s most innovative public sculptures, Gillie and Marc are redefining what public art should be, spreading messages of love, equality, and conservation around the world. Their highly coveted sculptures and paintings can be seen in art galleries and public sites in over 250 cities.
The artists are best known for their beloved characters, Rabbitwoman and Dogman, who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soul mates. As unlikely animal kingdom companions, the Rabbit and the Dog stand for diversity and acceptance through love. Gillie and Marc believe art is a powerful platform for change. Their art is multi-disciplinary, paying homage to the importance of togetherness, as well as the magnificence of the natural world, and the necessity of preserving it – for we are it, and it is us.
This orphaned elephant is making sure it stands out in the grey streets of London. Transforming from its traditional grey to splashes of colour or brilliant bronze, he is out to make sure everyone is paying attention. Every day, 55 elephants are killed because of ivory poaching and human-wildlife conflict. The death of just one elephant can lead to much wider devastation. Hundreds of calves are left orphaned every year, unable to care for themselves and suffering from the psychological trauma of having their mother violently taken from them. He needs to make sure that every Londoner hears his story to help protect him and his friends so that there will always be an elephant to love.
The Orphan in London: 20 x 19 x 18 cm, 0.75kg. Resin, Open edition, includes Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artists.