Since 1992 a single whale has been tracked as it roams across the largest ocean in the world, the Pacific. It’s of such interest as it may be the only whale of its kind, constantly searching and calling for its kin but being met by a constant silence. Since its numbers are so few, it has come to be known as the “world’s loneliest whale.” However, if humans don’t act now to protect all whales, each species will fall to the same fate as the 52 Hertz, eventually having only one (and then none) of its kind left on earth.
While the 52 Hertz closely resembles a blue or fin whale, it remains an individual whale of unidentified species. Its name comes from the unusual frequency of its call: 52 Hz. The pitch is a much higher frequency than that of other whale species.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
As Sydneysiders, Gillie and Marc continually find themselves drawn to the ocean. The artists have always felt it critically important we protect the ocean, which covers more than 70% of the earth, along with all of the creatures that call it home.
The 52 Hertz has been detected regularly since the 1980s, but many people around the world still don’t know about it. Now, Gillie and Marc are bringing it out of the water to reveal the ocean’s marvels in the hopes that humans will fall in love with them. By loving the 52 Hertz before it’s too late, perhaps humanity will come to appreciate other whale species and save them from extinction. It’s time to #LoveTheLast whales before they’re gone forever.
With the help of experts and photographs, the artists will sketch, paint and photograph this gentle giant so they can accurately recreate it as the world’s longest bronze sculpture to capture the hearts of millions while helping save the ocean and its largest creatures.
Gillie and Marc are immortalizing 52 Hertz as the biggest bronze wildlife sculpture ever created and the world’s longest bronze sculpture in the world to amaze millions of Americans and tourists.
LENGTH – 111 FEET and 31 METRES
This awe-inspiring 111ft long bronze sculpture will be the same size as the Statue of Liberty. The sheer size and dominance of the Statue of Liberty have catalysed billions of memories tied to the installation site, offering audiences a unique photo opportunity they’ll never forget. Now, the #HertzWhale will do the same, while saving the planet’s most beloved creatures from extinction.
EXHIBITION DATES: Coming soon!
EXHIBITION LOCATIONS: TBC
PARTNERS: Gillie and Marc are seeking a partner location to host the sculpture. If you are interested please enquire via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO HELP: The sculpture will be aligned with the hashtags #LoveTheLast and #HertzWhale to raise unparalleled awareness about the sculpture’s cause across the globe.