Meditation Tortoises

Borosilicate Tortoise with an undersea reef design
Borosilicate Tortoise with an undersea reef design

Tortoises may have a grumpy crusty demeanor – but lets face it, they’re cute! I’ve read posts on CuteOverload.com about the adorableness of tortoises crusty butts (seriously).

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However depicting crusty butts and indeed crusty arms, legs, shells, serrated beaks, these all  leave something to be desired. As an artist, I feed on patterns, and the Galapagos, Aldabra, and African Spur Thigh all have plenty of crusty and no markings.

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They leave me at a loss. Yet they are my favorite animal by far, and my own tortoises at home resent their absence from my artistic repertoire. So here is my borosilicate solution – relaxing, soothing, yet sturdy and reliable as the tortoise.

These are gems – They sparkle and invite the viewer in for more, every time. Surprises lay in each turn of the faceted shell. In the hand they are a gentle delight, a treasure.

Speckled design borosilicate tortoise sculpture
Speckled design borosilicate tortoise sculpture

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