Steve Irwin was a huge influence in my youth as he shaped the way I view exotic animals, so to see his son, Robert, carry on his father’s legacy with as much love and enthusiasm as his father did before him really just warms my heart.
The Irwin family is one I completely adore.
Jimmy called Robert his dad and all he did was react with the same enthusiastic smile that their whole family does.
They are all pure sunshine and animal lovers from the heart. They all make the greatest impacts on the world, just like Steve.
Also, I’m glad Robert is finally going out there and taking some of the spotlight. Now he and Bindi can carry on their father’s legacy together.
I feel like if ever they meet Paris Jackson, they would have a wonderful time impacting the world and giving hope for humanity’s relationship with nature and all living things.
synthetic scrim, wooden frame, double-stripped fluorescent lights, floodlights 96 x 564 (243.8 x 1432.6) dimensions of scrim may vary with installation acquired from the artist, 1971 (gift of the artist 71.17). Courtesy the artist and museum.
“Every day is like a new event. The sky is everything.” —Robert Irwin
In 1999, renowned installation artist Robert Irwin was invited by the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, to create a large-scale project for the site of an abandoned army hospital. After 17 years of careful planning, and with support from the Kickstarter community, Irwin and the Chinati Foundation realized his first and only permanent architectural work.
The structure fuses indoor and outdoor space, creating a contemplative environment where visitors can fully experience the artist’s intention “to make you a little more aware than you were the day before of how beautiful the world is.”
Learn more about this project — and other works of art brought to life on Kickstarter — at kickstarter.art.
Robert Irwin, untitled (dawn to dusk), 2016. Photos by Alex Marks. Courtesy of the Chinati Foundation and Robert Irwin.