PAIR OF BABY TURTLES SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze Pair of Baby Turtles sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Pair of Baby Turtles statue and pair of baby turtles ornament for the home.
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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.
Metric – H: 3 W: 9 D: 10 centimetres & H: 3 W: 8 D: 9 centimetres
Imperial – H: 1 W: 4 D: 4 inches & H: 1 W: 3 D: 4 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Baby Turtles sculpture is a casting of an original sculpture. It is hand cast by a British foundry or resin caster and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This casting is a perfect recreation of the original sculpture and bears the artist’s signature and its own unique edition number.
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
The inspiration behind the sculpture
I modelled the Baby Turtle sculptures to highlight the struggle of endangered marine species. I’m very concerned by 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.
How it 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 Pair of Baby Turtles was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Pair of Baby Turtles 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.
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!
Delivery & returns
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.
Commissioning a bespoke wildlife sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, or your own pair of baby turtles statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.