Jumping Gator (Bronze Sculpture)
Dimensions 300 cm (H)
118.1 in (H)
Run For Your Life (Bronze Sculpture)
Dimensions Life size
When Steve Irwin passed away the whole world mourned Australia’s national treasure. In 2015, Australia Zoo commissioned Gillie and Marc to create a commemorative artwork to be unveiled for the zoo’s annual Steve Irwin Day. The Day represents everything that Irwin was passionate about: family, wildlife conservation and fun.
The artists wanted to honour the life and legacy of the beloved Crocodile Hunter while staying true to his playful and adventurous spirit. Hence the sculpture is a tongue-in-cheek piece made to look like the croc is jumping out of the water.
Run for your life is permanently installed at Australia Zoo in Queensland.
Long Neck Turtles Family (Bronze Sculpture)
Dimensions Life-size family of 3 Long Neck Turtles
Papa Long Neck Turtle 7.9 x 13.8 x 7.9 inch (H*L*W) 7.9 lbs
20 x 35 x 20 cm (H*L*W) 3.6 kgs
Mama Long Neck Turtle 7.1 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch (H*L*W) 5.5 lbs
18 x 30 x 15 cm (H*L*W) 2.5 kgs
Baby Long Neck Turtle 3.9 x 6.7 x 3.9 inch (H*L*W) 1.5 lbs
10 x 17 x 10 cm (H*L*W) 0.7 kgs
This family of Eastern long-necked turtles just loves basking in the sun, stretching their necks towards the light and fresh air. Here in a garden, they’re safe from the litter and rubbish that infests their natural habitats, the cars that drive right by their homes - sometimes running them over - and the animal predators that gobble up precious eggs.
Flying Fish (Fibreglass Sculpture)
Dimensions 196.8 x 39.4 x 126 inch (H*L*W) 441 lbs
500 x 100 x 320 cm (H*L*W) 200 kgs
Featured in Sculpture By The Sea 2015 The idea behind this sculpture is to discuss the effect humans have on animals which is symbolised through the rope pulling the fish down and restricting its movement. We chose the flying fish because they are an animal that has adapted to survive in the face of loss of habitat and changing temperatures. They may have even seen their population increase as a result. Still, the fact remains that humans are destroying their habitat and eventually there will be less places for them to fly to. One day there might even be nowhere left. Flying Fish challenges the idea of humans relationships with animals by asking us to ponder if the fish is succeeding in the face of it's challenges or is it about to be grappled to Earth by the rope lasso? The Sculpture is in three components. The Flying Fish is Bronze painted fibreglass with a galvanized steel internal crossbar the pole rope is a galvanized steel pole with a rust proof painted 16mm mild steel base and fiberglass cladding and the Base Coil rope component is painted fibreglass only.
Crab Riders (Bronze Sculpture)
Dogman on crab base size
2.6 x 63 x 88.6 inch (H*L*W)
6.5 x 160 x 225 cm (H*L*W)
Dogman on crab total size
94.5 x 65 x 94.5 inch (H*L*W) 992 lbs
240 x 165 x 240 cm (H*L*W) 450kgs
Rabbitgirl on crab base size
2.6 x 62.2 x 86.6 inch (H*L*W)
6.5 x 158 x 220 cm (H*L*W)
Rabbitgirl on crab total size
96.5 x 66.9 x 92.5 inch (H*L*W) 771.6 lbs
245 x 170 x 235 cm (H*L*W) 350 kgs
Small crab base size
2.6 x 53.5 x 70.7 inch (H*L*W)
6.5 x 136 x 179.5 cm (H*L*W)
Small crab total size
45.3 x 59 x 82.3 inch (H*L*W) 540 lbs
115 x 150 x 209 cm (H*L*W) 245 kgs
Materials Bronze Exhibited at Woolloomooloo Wharf 2015
Crab Riders is a three-piece artwork of three large-scale crabs, two of which are ridden by Dogman and Rabbitwoman. It was a part of the Sculpture by the Wharf Festival in Sydney’s glamorous Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo. Crab Riders continues the artists’ passionate exploration of environmental issues while encouraging playful interaction from the public. Gillie and Marc believe that crabs are more symbolic than ever, in a world facing incredible environmental challenges. Crabs are resilient and strong, thanks to their thick exoskeleton, and are some of the most ancient creatures to walk among us. The artists wanted the march of the crabs to continue in the face of ocean warming, pollution and acidification. It’s very easy to only care about animals that are cuddly and cute, but Gillie and Marc believe we should find compassion for even the strangest and scariest animals. Dogman and Rabbitwoman sit peacefully on top of the crabs encouraging us to do the same with the crab who is riderless. Climbing aboard a crab is a unique and clever way to instantly build a bond with these amazing creatures. One of the crab sculptures has also been permanently installed in Frankston Pier in Victoria.
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