A snapshot of the old tortoise sculpture.
This is one of the line of animal sculptures produced by Windstone Editions when we first started it in 1984. Windstone was originally called "Mark Hines Creations" because the whole thing was our friend Mark's idea! These normal animals were all discontinued a few years later when we realized that fantasy things were much more popular.
This particular tortoise is one of the very first things we ever cast. He is reproduced from a mold taken right off of the clay original with no "cleaning up". The casting is awful...The signature is almost illegible on his left side. He only has one eye.