BABY TURTLE, RAISING ITS HEAD
“I modelled the Baby Turtle sculptures to highlight the struggle of endangered marine species. There is a lot of concern about the degrading quality of the water in our oceans and by the overhunting of several amazing species. I believe art can help people think about why these precious animals should be protected. Dozens of the turtles were shown together amidst a pile of human wrappers and waste for an exhibition highlighting conservation in London.”
This sculpture bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. It will be carefully gift wrapped and is accompanied by a certificate.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze wildlife sculpture support the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Ideal size for tabletops and mantelpieces
Metric – H: 3 W: 9 D: 10 centimetres
Imperial – H: 1 W: 4 D: 4 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open
Bronze Resin Edition: Open
Which Material to Choose
Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.
Foundry Bronze – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
This elegant bronze baby turtle statue is sculpted by artist Tanya Russell, who is well known for her life-like wildlife and animal sculptures. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the baby turtle statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.
The Baby Turtle, Raising Its Head is an open edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original bronze Baby Turtle, Raising Its Head sculpture from a mould.
This statue is presented on an integrated base, made of Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze depending on which material you choose. It can be additionally mounted on a wood, slate or granite base if requested.
If you would like this statue to be mounted on a stone or wooden base, please contact me for a quote.
How The Sculpture Was Made
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features. I study the way that hair, fur or skin lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
The Baby Turtle, Raising Its Head was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Baby Turtle, Raising Its Head statue was finished a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.
Delivery & Returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.
International delivery is available.
If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.
Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.
“Love these little guys! Made a great Christmas present for my parents. Will likely return to Tanya in the future :)”
“These are absolutely adorable and arrived in perfect condition and well packaged. Thank you!”
Maintenance & Security
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