The Turtle Trail
A Public Community Sculpture Project
Using our indigenous Loggerhead turtle as our model, these sculptures will hopefully appear in many areas around the County, promoting this sea life species known to our community.
Large-scale fiberglass loggerhead turtles (approx. 4’ x 5’) – diagram attached, approximate weight is 60 pounds. These fiberglass turtles are purchased by “sponsors” and transformed by area artists. A map of the locations will be available to residents and visitors.
We do encourage a theme for the turtles. We hope that you, the artist, will choose an artist of historical significance to acquire your inspiration. Our first prototype is named CLAUDE after Claude Monet and the artist was inspired by Monet’s famed lily-pad theme which was painted on the turtles’ back. Each turtle’s name will be included on the bronze plaque and numbered in sequential order of dates purchased.
The turtles will be placed in a pre-determined location (private or public, dependent upon sponsor). Some may wish to donate to a school to have an artist work with students on creating their masterpiece; others may want to donate one to a trail head site; public park; or other such location; or simply keep in their place of business or home.