Gillie and Marc have spent the last 15 years based in Sydney, a city famous for its gorgeous surf beaches. The artists’ son, Ben, is an avid surfer. As a family they would hit the beach frequently to watch him catch some waves. They found it absolutely mesmerising.
This sculpture is also modelled off the life-sized bronze sculpture, The Wave Riders which was a tribute to the lost art of tandem surfing. It was picked for display at last year’s Harbour Sculpture Prize and now can be found at Woolloomooloo wharf.
Tandem surfing might have gone out of fashion in the 60s but Dogman and Rabbitgirl are perfectly in tune with each other, and able to find balance despite the odds.