Faces of the Wild


April 2023 - Permanent 
Brookfield Zoo, 
8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513


NEW YORK - 1 April 2022 - 31 July 2022
New York City’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle



When we think of what we really love, really feel passionate about, and feel compelled to act for, it is all centred around what we have experienced. We love our friends and family and we will help them whenever we can. But imagine if we could create these bonds with those who desperately need our help, wildlife. If we could see wild animals up close and get to know them as individuals, perhaps they would become a part of that special place in our hearts. We would not think twice about getting involved.

The world is facing one of its biggest threats, the loss of biodiversity. Currently, over 32,000 species that are listed on the IUCN are threatened by extinction. One in 4 mammals are facing extinction and humans are the single biggest factor. Habitat loss, poaching, pollution, and climate change are some of the major ways we threaten the wild world. It’s up to us to change this.

Of course, the entire world isn’t going to head out on a safari to Africa or travel to the freezing Arctic circle to experience these animals in the wild. So, Gillie and Marc are bringing the wild to them.

In a 15 year project of love, Gillie and Marc are bringing the faces of the wild to the people of New York City in an intimate public art exhibition designed specifically to create experiences that will make people care. The larger than life animals are being brought to the streets of NYC in a once in a lifetime chance for the public. They will get to look into the faces of the most endangered animals in the world and have an experience they will never forget. This experience could mean a world of difference for so many.

This is one of the most important public art projects of our time, a project that is focused on forging everlasting bonds of love that can save thousands of lives. Now is our chance to convince the world about the importance of conservation.

Each of the sculptures contains a QR code that provides information on each of the animals, including the threats to their survival.

Find out more at www.lovethelast.com