This piece is the first in my series of sea turtle sculptures. Sometimes I like him the best- he’s such a cute little guy, and he fits in my hands just right.
The turtle sculptures were inspired by seeing the gentle green sea turtles, while surfing many winters at Hanalei Bay in Kauai. I always looked forward to seeing them, and it was always a good luck sign. That's because when the turtles were there, we always knew that there were no Tiger sharks close by in the water. (Sea turtles are their favorite food.)
The Baby Turtle connects you with nature. He gives a gentle feeling of freedom, grace and movement like he would if you saw him swimming near you in the ocean. Or sometimes he seems like a hatchling, scampering down the sand to the water.
The glaze on this piece is one of my favorite unique glazes, called starfield blue. It's hard to photograph, but it reminds me of one of those deep space photographs, where there are so many stars and galaxies, that they all start to blend together. White blue stars, with dark black-green, purple and golden background.
Baby Sea Turtle Limited Edition Sculpture, $60 USD
Artist's Proof, Size: 6" long by 6.25" wide by 1.25" high (about 15.25cm x 15.9cm x 3.2cm)
The work comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, and is marked in the clay DMH, A48**. The piece can be displayed flat on a table or bookshelf, or on the wall swimming in all different directions. You’ll find these turtles look especially nice, when grouped together swimming on your wall.