I have a real fascination with the sea turtles which nest on the beaches in our area. There is something about the fact they always nest in the same beach where they were born. Somehow they find their way back after a lifetime of ocean going adventure to dig a nest and lay the eggs for another generation.
Being an artist, I love the structure of their shell and the way it looks like plates of armor, connected by sinew. So I wanted to create a design which worked with that concept but allowed those spaces to be open.
In my first effort I had made a set of large turtles.
This time I set out to make them in a smaller format.
So it was back to the computer to design a smaller shell and still keep the original concept going.
I think the design transferred to the smaller size. These were mounted on the same stand as if they were swimming together in some wild sea.
I have titled them, “Return to Topsail” after one of the islands where they nest. They will be in an art council show which opens tomorrow and runs through the month.
I plan to create more in this series, so keep watching.
I hope you enjoy them, I would love to hear your comments.
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