Anatomical sea turtle artwork helps to raise awareness of conservation

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This is the work of respected British artist Angela Palmer which is helping to raise awareness of sea turtle conservation in Bermuda, Sarah Lagan reports for Bermuda’s Sun.

The striking piece is an anatomically accurate image of Monty — a juvenile green turtle who was rescued last year. He was found in the water with a lung infection and rescued by the staff at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

Palmer donated the piece to the Fairmont Southampton Resort at the request of BAMZ principal curator Ian Walker who had seen some her conservation-focused pieces online.

Her work involves taking details from CT or MRI scans, drawing them onto multiple glass sheets and presenting them on a slatted base to create a three-dimensional image.

You can then see the inner architecture of her subjects whether it be the human or animal form. It is hoped that the installation, located…

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