01 December 2009

Loggerhead Turtle

This morning I cut out this paper stencil ready for screen printing
(tomorrow I hope!)

It's of a Loggerhead Turtle, which is a beautiful big sea turtle now classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of nature.

When I was younger I found one washed up on Caves Beach in Newcastle
... well I think it was one as it was a very strange place to see it!
Even though it was dead, it was amazingly beautiful and huge!
There was no way I could have moved it alone.

I took photos and later did a painting that I gave to a friend.
I haven't seen the photos for years! I think there packed away somewhere in a cupboard at mum and dad's house with the rest of my stuff.
I'll have to remember to find them next trip to Australia then I'll be able to see if it really was a Loggerhead or not??

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic memory and what great detail you are getting in that stencil. Your print is going to come out very very well! I can't wait to see it.
    I love sea turtles. They are so quiet and peaceful to watch as they glide in the water, effortlessly.


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