Turtle Bench

Turtle Bench, Inverness

Public Art : Turtle Bench

Sculptor : T.J. Neil

Date : 2009

Location : Turtle Bench can be found in Liberty Park (Apopka Avenue) which is located on Lake Henderson, and is walking distance from downtown Inverness.

Description : The painted concrete Turtle Bench is 6 ft tall, 8 ft long, 4 ft wide and weighs 2 tons.

Background : The Turtle Bench was commissioned by the City of Inverness (Parks Department) in honor of the cooter turtles who frolic in the lake. Each year Inverness have a Cooter Festival in honor of these amphibians. It took T.J. Neil three months to complete the unique piece of public art.

Turtle Bench, Inverness    Turtle Bench

Footnote : The photograph was kindly provided by T.J. Neil


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