This colorful Sea Turtle and Coral Wall Art adds the beauty of the ocean to any indoor wall. Hand-crafted from copper and then decorated with layers of colored glass, this sculpture from Bovano is as unique as it is beautiful.
Since 1952, Bovano has been creating works of art like this sea turtle sculpture using glass that is painstakingly applied and then fused to copper. It all starts with a single sheet of copper from which a variety of shapes are cut that will ultimately become the individual pieces for your Bovano sculpture.
A highly-skilled enameler powder coats each piece by hand, adding layer upon layer of beautiful color. The placement of the individual grains of powdered glass adds to the uniqueness of the pieces they create. And the artist often leaves some metal in its natural state to accent the piece.
Once it has been dusted with the powdered glass, each piece is carefully transferred to the kiln which heats it to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit. At this high temperature, the glass becomes fused to the copper and the brilliance of the colors is achieved.
This sea turtle wall sculpture is light in weight and easy to hang. Because they do not rust or fade in sunlight, they are perfectly suited for any area in your home, but are best displayed indoors only.