Turtle Love

Acrylic, 2007

The first time I encountered a giant green sea turtle was when I visited Mexico in 2006. There I stumbled upon an open nest, with tiny babies shuffling towards the waves, waiting to be scooped up and freed from land. Later, I would come to swim besides these giants and watch them sun themselves in protected sandy coves on the island of Maui. The turtle totem symbolizes our peaceful walk on this earth. It represents the path we take on our journey through life. The spirit of the turtle anchors us and slows us down, reminding us that being present in the here and now, will bring many rewards and fulfillment in the future. Enjoy the ride, and love the journey.