Heaven & Earth Turtle

By Jayne Quam, Dine (Navajo)

This offering is sold.
A captivating marble Turtle's (or tortoise) carapace has been overlaid with a composition like heaven and earth. Jayne Quam set this mosaic in place with a delicious array of stones and shell such as alabaster, turquoise, dolomite, shell, fossilized jasper, abalone, spiny oyster shell, serpentine, magnesite, crushed azurite, travertine and onyx. Part of the arrangement looks like a celestial scene with shooting stars, a planet and a crescent moon, while the other section looks like abstracted mountains or other earthy landscapes. Turquoise inlaid eyes convey a sweet determinedness. About 2 3/4" long, 2 1/4" wide and 3/4" tall.