Wanda Gibson 'Poison Turtle'

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Wanda Gibson 'Poison Turtle', 2020, 60cm x 80cm, acrylic on plywood

"I only know a few people who can hunt and butcher the Hawksbill turtle. My father was one of them. They had to be very careful not to damage the bile sac. If they did it would poison the meat. It can kill you if you eat it.

The Hawksbill is a really pretty turtle but it is endangered. Its shell is very beautiful."

Catalogue Number:218-19 

Hopevale Art Centre