ABOUT THE ANIMAL:
The Orangutan is one of our closest relatives who share 96.4% of our genes. Meaning "man of the forest" in Malay, these gorgeous gingers are highly intelligent and full of love and compassion. There are only about 104,700 Bornean, 13,846 Sumatran, and 800 Tapanuli (the most endangered great ape in the world!) left, with their biggest threats being deforestation (mainly for palm oil), hunting, and the illegal wildlife trade. They desperately need our help.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
After visiting the rainforests of Borneo, Gillie and Marc were inspired to create a sculpture of a lone male Orangutan named Gotenz. In the sculpture, Gotenz is positioned on a natural log bench, inviting people to sit beside him to foster love and connection. In other designs, the artists were attempting to capture his unique, powerful and captivating personality.
EXHIBITION DATES: Coming soon!
Gillie and Marc are searching for an incredible location to bring one of these designs to life.
Gillie and Marc are seeking a partner location to host the sculpture. If you are interested please enquire via email to email@example.com
HOW TO HELP:
The sculpture will be aligned with the hashtag #LoveTheLast. 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 Orangutan you can give a donation to any of the many amazing foundations such as the WWF: https://www.worldwildlife.org/