"On My Way" - Young Eastern Box Turtle

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"On My Way" - Young Eastern Box Turtle

Sculpture
Bronze Sculpture
Dimensions:
2.75" H x 5.50" W x 4.00" D
Medium:
Bronze (Bronze Sculpture)
Year Completed:
2007
Subject(s):
Eastern Box Turtle
Original for Sale:
NFS
Available as Ltd Edition:
Yes
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Price: $900 USD

This bronze sculpture, which was originally one of my basswood carvings, began one beautiful summer day in Virginia when my daughter and I found a young eastern box turtle near our mailbox.  Just after a rain, her colors were so beautiful, it looked like she was draped with a quilt! 

As a child, I always thought a smallish box turtle was "a baby".  But while living in southwestern Missouri, I discovered what a true baby box turtle actually looks like... about the size of a quarter!!  So, in truth, our mailbox beauty was already 5 or 6 years old!  Box turtles (which are land-dwelling turtles, not tortoises) can live 50-100+ years!

After admiring and photographing our young beauty that summer day, we wished her a happy life and bid her goodbye, gently returning her to her own smalll home territory.  But that encounter stayed with me for several years, until one day, I picked up my knife and gouges and once again brought forth that special memory in art.

Available Editions of this Artwork

Edition Info Edition Size Dimensions Edition Price
Bronze Ltd. Edition- "On My Way" | Sculpture Edition (Numbered) 30 2.75" H x 5.50" W x 4.00" D $900.00 USD

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