Red-footed tortoise
(Geochelone carbonaria)

Jan Fabre.

The diameter of the turtleshell is
± 30 cm.


3 weeks for a series of 7 turtles

The turtle models are going to be used as a part of a installation. The shell is made of a hard resin and the rest of the turtle is made of a semi-flexible resin so the position can be altered some time after the turtles are cast.
Book; Turtles and tortoises, John Lehrer and the model was made on the basis of a cast of a real turtle.