29" wide x 36 tall x 10 deep
Meet Sylvia the stainless sea turtle! I find sea turtles to be incredibly beautiful kind creatures and it has been on the top of my list of things to create for a while. Luckily I was approached by a dear friend to make a Christmas gift for his wife and after speaking for a while about what she may like we settle on a sea turtle. Later I was asked to make a smaller version by multiple galleries and those can be seen below!
I was very excited to have the opportunity to create one especially since it was for someone I care about! The shell was my favorite part to create. I colored it blue first and then went back and forth between grinding and coloring to create layered colors to create depth and have it really pop! I then ground the final silver highlights to give it that extra shine! The most difficult part was creating the head and face. Making a 3 dimensional head that was viewable from all sides with compound curves was a fun challenge. The only way i could find to hide my welds was to make them part of the design aesthetic. I also had to sneak a spoon in there to flesh out part of it. Can you find the spoon? Overall I love how this piece turned out and I am happy to know she is in a loving home!
This metal sea turtle sculpture is wall hanging, made entirely of stainless steel, colored using only heat patinas and is safe to be kept outdoors!