Ratchet the Large Turtle
This sculpture measures 24” x 20,” and is designed to hang on the wall. It is a one-of-a-kind original, signed by Tripp. Its colors and graphics are exactly as pictured in the adjacent photo, and it’s flippers & head are pose-able. It is made entirely from recycled aluminum signage riveted together, and is equally at home indoors or outdoors. Sold as wall art, not as a toy. Price includes shipping to Continental US addresses.
Each is made from recycled aluminum traffic and/or interstate exit advertising signs - stop signs, yield signs, and/or signs indicating which motel, restaurant, or gas station found at a particular exit are common examples. All of these signs are rugged tenth-inch aluminum-backed 3M Scotchlite films or commercial reflective paint on aluminum. When viewing a sculpture, the colorful parts are made with the reflective part of the signage facing outward, and its silver-colored parts are made with the aluminum backside of the sign facing outward. The silver-colored parts are hand ground and clear coated with lacquer to add texture & depth, then all parts are riveted together and given another clear coat of lacquer making the sculpture suitable for outdoor or indoor mounting. Each fish is one-of-a-kind, the artist combining infinite sign-patterned graphics with the mechano-organic design features he is known for.