Swimming with a Flamingo

Permanent Exhibition
Gillie and Marc Gallery, 19-21 Byrnes St, Botany NSW 2019
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Past Exhibition
Cavil Lane, Surfers Paradise, QLD - Dec 2021 - Dec 2022

Expertly crafted in everlasting bronze and mirror stainless steel, Rabbitwoman and Dogman, Gillie and Marc’s most iconic hybrid characters, are off on a brand-new adventure, setting sail on…. a giant inflatable flamingo! This public sculpture experience is a bit different. With the world in a state of uncertainty, too much time has been put into negativity. The world needs a bit of respite, to be able to sit back, relax, and laugh a bit. It’s times like these when it’s more important than ever to keep on smiling and finding the positivity in life. Rabbitwoman and Dogman have already thrown off the negativity, chucked on their swimming trunks and jumped on board their inflatable flamingo. The flamingo, beautifully coated in stainless steel to really make it shine, is the perfect accessory for any trip to the water, exuding the ideas of fun in the sun and a time to enjoy and play. To make sure it’s not just Rabbitwoman and Dogman having fun, there is ample space behind Dogman for someone to jump on board and head out on the adventure too. It encourages people to let their inner silliness come to the surface and just have fun. If anyone is searching for that silver lining in these trying times, they can jump onboard the shining silver flamingo and know that everything will be alright. This sculpture is incredibly important to help boost the morale of the public. It is not trying to be anything other than joy, and that is exactly what people need right now. We need to laugh together, to play together, and remember to embrace the fun side of life. If we can do that, we can get through anything.