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Bruce has seen the world. The calm warm seas, the turbulent waves. The pristine and the unclean. The lonely expanses and busy coral reefs. Algae grows on his shell from his years of adventures.


This is a handmade, one-of-a-kind gourd sculpture. It's made from a 5 locally grown gourds, wire, and epoxy clay with custom iridescent glass eyes. Every scale, wrinkle, and detail (including the moss) was hand sculpted to make this piece unique. It's also hand painted with acrylics and sealed with water resistant sealers. Mounted on an aged white pine wood base, which also sealed with matte polyurethane.

Gourd Turtle #HR17 is "Bruce", the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Decades swimming the oceans has given Bruce deep wisdom. His skin is darkened with age and bright green algae coats his large shell. What stories will he tell you? The sculpture with wood base measures 9" tall, 14.75" wide, and 15.5" long.


Each Gourd sculpture is hand signed, dated, and specially numbered. No two are alike!

Sculpture will be double-boxed and shipped via FedEx (if you prefer UPS, let me know). SHIPPING is quoted for all US residents only. For international buyers, please contact for a shipping quote.

*This is a handmade sculpture. It is not a toy and is not for children or pets. Do NOT display outside or get it in contact with water*

"Bruce" the moss-back Loggerhead Sea Turtle

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