In 2015, Gillie and Marc’s high-tech sculpture Flying Fish took out the Waverley Council Parks Staff Prize by Mayor Sally Betts at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi.
This awe-inspiring 5-metre tall artwork was a kinetic sculpture that would turn in the wind. These unpredictable movements worked as a poignant comment on the effect humans have on animals, symbolised through the rope pulling down the fish, restricting its movement.
The artists chose the flying fish because this animal has managed to survive global warming by flying away. Their population may have even increased.
Still, the fact remains that humans are destroying their habitat and eventually there will be less places for them to ‘fly’ to. Flying Fish challenges the relationship between human and animals by asking, is the fish succeeding in the face of its challenges or is it about to be grappled to Earth by the rope lasso?