Gillie and Marc Schattner
Zebra on Long Rope (orange), 2016
162 x 42 x 30 cm
Gillie and Marc’s rope series are tactful and sensible in the way they address the issues endangered animals face. The new addition of a zebra revisits the rope series, bringing a new concept with it. Zebras are not the animal of discussion when it comes to endangered species, but it is a fact that their population has been steadily declining due to hunting and habitat loss. The presentation of the zebra is unusual to that of the rhino works; as the zebra clings or hangs on to the rope, illustrating its struggle for survival. Gillie and Marc intensify the plight of the endangered species with their originative technique.