When Steve Irwin passed away the whole world mourned Australia’s national treasure. In 2015, Australia Zoo commissioned Gillie and Marc to create a commemorative artwork to be unveiled for the zoo’s annual Steve Irwin Day. The Day represents everything that Irwin was passionate about: family, wildlife conservation and fun.
The artists wanted to honour the life and legacy of the beloved Crocodile Hunter while staying true to his playful and adventurous spirit. Hence the sculpture is a tongue-in-cheek piece made to look like the croc is jumping out of the water.
Run for your life is permanently installed at Australia Zoo in Queensland.