ABOUT THE ANIMAL:
Polar bears have had a lot of attention over the years and have become the symbol of the devastating potential of climate change. The largest bear in the world, polar bears make their homes in one of the worlds most extreme areas, the Arctic. Impressive swimmers with black skin to bring in as much light as possible and transparent fur that covers their entire body, the polar bear is very adapted to this frozen environment.
But with Arctic sea ice cover declining by about 14% per decade, the polar bear is coming into trouble. With less sea ice to hunt on, polar bears are forced into areas inhabited by humans to search for food. This can be dangerous for both bear and human. They are also threatened by our industrial exploits that are becoming more and more frequent in the Arctic, the hunt for oil. Not only is this a disturbance and taking away more of their homes, but an oil spill could also be devastating for them as well as the entire ecosystem. It is so important to look for alternatives to help protect these precious bears and all the other animals who call this wintery wonderland home.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Gillie and Marc are excited to share the mock-up of the potential sculpture to represent the Polar Bear. This project is currently in the development stage.
EXHIBITION DATES: Coming soon!
EXHIBITION LOCATIONS: TBC
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 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 polar bear you can give a donation to any of the many amazing foundations such as the WWF: https://www.worldwildlife.org/