This piece was done for a friend of mine. It's about being a turtle. Turtles don't go backwards but always forward. They are persistant and not in a hurry. The shape of the sculpture is an arrow which symbolizes moving forward and heaven bound. The base was made out of sculpy with inset mosaic tiles, copper metal and handmade glass beads. The center tile is from Mexico. I used leather stamping tools to get some of the details. After firing the clay I painted it with acrylic paint.
May we all be more a little more like turtles.