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turtle helmet sculpture

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

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.

Only ground shipping is available for this item. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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!

This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 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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TURTLE HELMET SCULPTURE
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Back yard (3)
  • Front yard (3)
  • Lawn (3)
  • Patio (3)
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    • Practical (3)

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5.0

Absolutely Adoreable!

By 

from Killeen, TX

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Conversation piece
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden
    • Porch

    Comments about TURTLE HELMET SCULPTURE:

    This little guy was bought as a gift for my boyfriend who's a military doctor and he loves it! It's a well made piece of art with a little quirky appeal. I think it'd be perfect for anyone in the military who may also be in the medical field or really anyone who's a military buff. It's well made an so unique.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Awsome!

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about TURTLE HELMET SCULPTURE:

      It was even better than the picture and completely original! I absolutely loved it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Fun and whimsical!!

      By 

      from Jackson, MS

      About Me Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Secure
      • Visible At A Distance
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about TURTLE HELMET SCULPTURE:

        Placed on my patio near my potted plants. Great conversational piece and it is so fun!

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By 

        from Broolyn,NY

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Was no red cross

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere in your home

        Comments about TURTLE HELMET SCULPTURE:

        this turtle definately looks unodinary and cute,makes me smile every time i see it.Unfortunately there was no red cross on the helmet but it is really adorable anyways

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        5.0

        Love the turtle helmet

        By 

        from antioch, ca

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Lawn
          • Patio

          Comments about TURTLE HELMET SCULPTURE:

          Everyone that sees the turtle in the garden has to comment on it. We just love it.

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          5.0

          I love turtle helmet sculpture

          By 

          from Dixon, CA

          About Me Turtle Lover

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Amusing character
          • Conversation Piece
          • Everyone enjoys it
          • Eye Catching
          • Very creative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Indoors
            • Lawn
            • Patio

            Comments about TURTLE HELMET SCULPTURE:

            I was more than pleased when I received the Turtle. He has a special spot right now in my living room. Everyone comments on him and the children love his flexible head. He is quiet the conversation piece, more so because of his ability to capture the attention of men, women and children alike. Thank you for providing the resourse for him!

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            2.0

            RUSTY!

            By 

            from Chicago

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Rusty

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Lawn
            • Patio

            Comments about TURTLE HELMET SCULPTURE:

            This is cute, and my brother, a history buff, loved it, but I am afraid his wife will make him keep it in the garage. It is VERY rusty, not just the helmet, but the claws and pretty much everything. You can't touch it without getting rust all over your hands. It seems like some effort could have been made to clean up the rust.

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