Hatching Turtle Carving

Hatching Turtle Carving

Pear Wood
Hand carved wood original
Height 5.5 cm
£850

Delivery charged at cost.

About the Sculpture

This original carving of a baby, green turtle hatching from its egg was carved from a single piece of pear. Pear wood (as with most fruit woods) has a very fine, close grain that makes it ideal for  carving small, detailed pieces from.

Inspiration

I carved this original piece from a single piece of pear wood, and based it on my encounters with these fascinating animals on the Great Barrier Reef, during expeditions to North Australia. From this original I have taken a mould and have produced the solid bronze that can be seen here.