Wanda Gibson 'Turtles Laying Eggs'

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Wanda Gibson 'Turtles Laying Eggs', 2020, 60cm x 80cm, acrylic on plywood

"My painting shows the mother turtles laying their eggs in the sand dunes. She carefully digs a hole and lays her eggs before she heads back to the ocean.

There are a lot of predators who dig up and eat the eggs.The baby turtles have to escape the goanna, feral pigs, hawks. sea birds, crocs, dolphins, sharks and big fish. They know the time of year they are born and are waiting for a big feed.

Only a few babies survive."

Catalogue Number: 222/19