ABOUT LOVE THE LAST
Love The Last is a social movement driven by public art to raise awareness, funds and support for some of the world’s most endangered species. Monumental artists, Gillie and Marc, want to create sculptures all around the world that tell the stories of these endangered species to drive positive change and ensure these animals don’t leave us forever.
With an estimated 54% of us living in urban environments, it is easy to forget that we share our world with a wide variety of unique creatures with lives just as important as our own. It is also easy to forget that many of these animals are facing overwhelming habitat loss due to increasing human population, illegal hunting and climate change.
Memorial of Lewis The Koala
One particular story that caught the attention of the world was of a little koala called Lewis who was snatched from the flames by the brave Toni Doherty in Port Macquarie in NSW. Sadly, Lewis succumbed to his burns on Tuesday, leaving an even greater hole of devastation from the fires.
To help spread the message, the artists are giving NYC a beautiful bronze memorial of Lewis to tell the story of the heroic acts of an Australian grandmother and the importance of compassion and conservation.
Don't worry, there hasn't been a break-out from London Zoo. These 20 baby elephants, and one mother elephant, camped out on Marble Arch Lawn are a sculpture installation, creating awareness of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
London’s Marble Arch is now home to 21 life-size bronze elephants to highlight the plight of a species which could face extinction by 2040. Organisers say the herd is the largest bronze elephant sculpture of its kind in the world and it will remain in central London for the next year.