About the founders

Gillie and Marc have been called the most successful and prolific creators of public art in New York’s History by the New York Times. Creating some of the world’s most innovative public sculptures, Gillie and Marc are re-designing what public art should be, spreading messages of love, equality, and conservation around the world. Their highly coveted sculptures and paintings can be seen in art galleries and public sites in over 250 cities. They’re Archibald Prize Finalists and have won the Chianciano Biennale in Italy, among other notable awards and accolades.
Referred to by the media as “the world’s most loving artists”, this artistic duo has worked side by side for more than 30 years, creating art as one and spreading the love they have for each other with the world. The artists first met on a film shoot in Hong Kong and 7-days later they ran away to Nepal to get married on the foothills of Mount Everest. They’ve been inseparable ever since.

Stories shape people. Since antiquity, we have sat around sharing the tales of old, of the thrilling men and women who have done extraordinary things, or the events of history that have influenced our world now and forever. We sit there entranced, inspired, and humbled. These stories shape our communities and influence our futures. And through public art, these stories can transform. The Statue of Liberty stands as one of the most iconic works of public art, a symbol of hope and peace as well as a reminder of a period in history that affected millions. Statues For Legends is on a mission to create more beacons like these for communities around the world, sharing their important moments while making sure the stories never die.

For the past 20 years, Gillie and Marc have been creating statues of local legends in over 30 countries around the world. Working alongside local communities and individuals, they are bringing to life the stories that really matter, sharing the passion and achievements of local legends with the world. Statues For Legends become a project of love, helping create inspiring personal experiences while fostering community and social progress. From a man working for indigenous welfare to a Diprotodon sharing the secrets of the ancient megafauna, these legends are sharing the stories of people and places while opening hearts and minds forever.

Join Gillie and Marc in the Statues For Legends movement today.