3.5 x 4.5 x 4.1 inch (H*L*W) 1.6 lbs
9 x 11.5 x 10.5 cm (H*L*W) 0.75 kg
Contemporary Figurative, Modern, Activist Art
When the fires raged in Australia at an unprecedented rate, the wombats were some of the lucky ones who could scurry down into their burrows to escape the flames. But escaping the flames is one thing, surviving the fires is completely different. As the wombats emerged from their burrows, they found a landscape that had been decimated, devoid of any food and shelter, leaving them just as vulnerable as their fellow animals who had to outrun the flames. As part of the series ‘Come out for a better tomorrow’, this wombat is climbing out of a manhole, forcing us to remember its existence and asking us to work together to save it. This sculpture series calls for awareness of our impact on the world and to allow every living creature the right to feel safe and loved.
What started as an entry to the prolific sculpture event, Sculpture By The Sea in Sydney 2018, turned into a global phenomenon. With many different endangered animals tentatively popping out of manholes in the ground, ‘Come out come out wherever you are’ drew attention to all the animals of the world who are dying because of humans. By bringing a reminder to people who would not usually see them, this sculpture calls for greater awareness of our impact on the beautiful creatures of the world and calls for everyone to allow every living creature the right to feel safe. The sculpture won the Allen’s People’s Choice Award in Sydney, with over 1 million votes cast. People all around the world identified with the sculptures and wanted to be a part of better tomorrow.
Now, Gillie and Marc are continuing with their dream of creating a better tomorrow through art. By extending the idea of the original sculpture, Gillie and Marc are now creating more and more of their manhole creations. With not only endangered animals popping out of the manholes, Gillie and Marc have also extended this to all living things; animals, trees, and even Dogman! Everyone, whether that be humans, animals, young or old, should feel welcomed, feel safe, and be accepted. There should be no reason to hide from the world. Everything is important and should be protected and loved.
Gillie and Marc love working in bronze for many reasons. Bronze is a very hardy material and will last forever. As experts in coloring bronze, Gillie and Marc enjoy experimenting with their sculptures, adding a splash of color to brighten the work, making it even more unique. > Read more
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