Loggerhead Sea Turtle
The loggerhead sea turtle is the second largest turtle on the planet.
They can grow up to 280cm and weigh more than 450kg.
They’re considered a vulnerable species by the international union for the conservation of nature. Pollution in our oceans is currently the biggest threat to loggerhead turtles.
I have been lucky enough to have seen these amazing creatures many times. These experiences fueled my drive to create the “ocean drifter”. I wanted the sculpture to represent the real size of a large loggerhead allowing people who have never seen one appreciate these magnificent animals. I used recycled steel parts in the creation of this sculpture to help raise the issue of pollution in our oceans and the importance of recycling.
Loggerhead sea turtle
Available at Black Stump Gallery
Another Turtle Sculpture can be found here