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Kathleen Sheard Sculpts for Sea Turtles

Artists for Conservation

Wildlife Glass Artist, Kathleen Sheard, has undertaken the Cycle of Life: Sea Turtle Glass Sculpture – Environmental Art Education Project to raise awareness of and educate people to the dangers to sea turtles. The project includes an installation of over 60 kiln-formed glass pieces depicting life-size sea turtles and hatchlings along with elements that endanger them. The Cycle of Life is a collaboration between Kathleen Sheard and other glass and wood artists from across the US. The project became active in the summer of 2015 in Montana at Kathleen’s studio where the team came together to plan the project. The major work completed to date occurred in May of 2016 where the team worked at The Studio, at the Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, NY to complete the sculpture base and many of the glass pieces for the project.  Kathleen’s lifelong passion for wildlife, particularly those endangered and threatened, has inspired her to create this life-size glass sculpture of the Loggerhead sea turtle as well as hatchlings of the other species and their complete cycle of life. This sculpture will expand the magnificence and boundaries of glass as well as be a wonderful educational tool.

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