WALK WITH THE WILD

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Walk With The Wild by internationally renowned artists, Gillie and Marc, is giving the public the chance to literally take a walk on the wild side. Being able to walk in someone else’s shoes is one of the most powerful experiences we can have. To do so, we must tap deep into our hearts with empathy and compassion. We are used to doing this with our fellow homo sapiens, but there are so many other shoes most of us have yet to try on for size.

Fitting nice and snug in their respective shoes, our creatures from the wild are looking to see who is willing to walk with them. They are hoping to help all of us know what it’s like to walk in their shoes so we get a better understanding of the problems of habitat loss, poaching and climate change that wild animals are facing and guide them away from the threat of extinction.

These statues are part of a series of endangered animals encouraging the public to walk in their shoes. Walk With The Wild brings the world’s most endangered animals and the most popular shoe brands together to help people relate to wildlife in a creative form of contemporary art. Look out for the various statues in the series, such as an elephant in a stiletto, a rhino in a brogue and a hippo in a Dr Martens boot.

Walk With The Wild is part of the broader ‘Love The Last’ project, a social movement driven by public art to raise awareness, funds and support for endangered animals across the world, encouraging people to take

WALK WITH THE BIG ELEPHANT

This elephant sits comfortably, nestled in the toe of a stiletto, patiently waiting to see who is willing to walk with her. She is hoping to help all stiletto lovers understand what it’s like to walk in an elephant’s shoes and encourage them to understand the habitat loss, poaching and climate change her kind are facing so they can spread the word and help remove the threat of extinction.



WALK WITH THE BIG HIPPO
Peeping out of the top of a Dr Martens boot, this hippo is looking to see who is willing to walk with her. She is hoping to help people from all walks of life know what it’s like to walk in a hippo’s shoes. She hopes they will understand the problems of habitat loss, poaching and climate change her kind are facing so they can spread the word and help remove the threat of extinction.



WALK WITH THE BIG RHINO
Fitting nice and snug in a brogue, this rhino is waiting patiently to see who is willing to walk with him. He is hoping to help all the fashion conscious people know what it’s like to walk in a rhino’s shoes. He hopes they will understand the problems of habitat loss, poaching and climate change his kind are facing so they can spread the word and help remove the threat of extinction.

EXHIBITION DATES:
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EXHIBITION LOCATIONS:
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PARTNERS
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HOW TO HELP
The sculpture is aligned with the hashtags #LoveTheLast and #WalkWithTheWild. Visitors will be asked to take a photo with the artwork and share it with the hashtag, jump-starting efforts to spread critical awareness. To help protect the gorillas you can give a donation to any of the many amazing foundations such as the WWF: https://www.worldwildlife.org/