Bronze Hatching Turtle

Hatching Turtle

Solid cast bronze.
Coloured patination.
Height 5.5 cm
Currently out of stock. Original “Hatching Turtle” in pear wood still available.

About the Sculpture

Bronzes cast at this size are often cast solid, as is this little turtle sculpture (any larger and they are cast hollow).  This means it weighs in at a satisfyingly hefty 400 grams.  A multi-colour patination has been applied to this turtle sculpture. Patination is a traditional heat and chemical process that colours the surface of the bronze and each piece is patinated individually by hand. For more information on how a bronze sculpture is produced see the “About the Sculpture” page.

Inspiration

I carved the original for this 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.