turtle helmet sculpture

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
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Coming Out of a Shell

A tranquil flower patch is the ideal speed for this turtle garden sculpture. A re-purposed WWII red-cross helmet and recycled machinery parts find a second life in the slow lane, relaxing among the rhododendron. Because this turtle is made from recycled parts, it will gradually rust and age, which is part of its charm and character Designed and handmade by Fred Conlon in Utah.

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At this time, this item can only be shipped to the contiguous 48 states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, or Puerto Rico. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art!

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
14244
Made from
metal
Measurements
17" L x 10" H x 10" W
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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