Named “Claude” after his namesake Claude Monet, the inspiration of the artists, the water-lily themed loggerhead now has a permanent home in front of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation outdoor stage. Purchased for PCAF by Parkside Realty Group, Sam Perkovich, broker/owner stated “Parkside is proud to be the first to have a turtle installed as the prototype to launch this project. This is another revenue stream for PCAF’s capital campaign projects for the cultural arts complex in Town Center.”
Artist Paul Beaulieu stated “working in collaboration with another local artist on this project was a unique and enjoyable experience for me. I invite other local artists to ‘take up the brush’ and join in on the fun. I see a future with PCAF turtles popping up throughout Flagler County. It will be an educational experience for both adults and children”.
Artist Tom Anastasio commented, “art is but one branch on the ‘tree of life’. It ennobles our creative experiences. The Loggerhead Turtle for me, is the embodiment of this experience as it spreads its wings and flies through the Earth’s oceans. The conceptual desire in working on this prototype project was to share the creative possibilities via an artistic and historical didactic experience with the corporate and public sector. It was a pleasure in working with such creative and supportive people.”
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