The Garden of Honu by Lynnette Shelley

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Small 10.5" x 8.0"
Medium 15.7" x 12.0"
Large 20.9" x 16.0"
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Original sold 2010

Honu is the Hawaiian word for their green sea turtles. The Green Sea Turtle is the largest hard-shelled sea turtle in the world, and they are currently endangered.

In this artwork, I depicted Honu set against a “garden” of abstracted jellyfish, diatoms and other shapes.

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MIxed Media (liquid gold leaf, acrylics, oil pastels and colored pencil) on blue Canson paper. 25 × 19 inches.

30 favoritings as of March 8 2010

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    your work is so organic and loving Lynnette

  • Thanks very much

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellabout 5 years ago

    Lynnette, this is really beautiful work!! I love your colors and design:))))

  • Thanks Cathine

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 5 years ago

    WOW so beautiful!

  • Thanks Patricia :) Haven’t forgotten you or your groups either. Thinking of making either a tiger (for year of the tiger) or a dragon next

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Michael Scholl
    Michael Schollabout 5 years ago

    wow! How beautiful!!!!!

  • Thanks Michael :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaabout 5 years ago

    Cool! I really like his face! LOVE the colors and background in this one!

  • Thanks Lynsye

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Adam Regester
    Adam Regesterabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous !! Love all the pattern and detail work and textures created by the variety of media used.

  • Thanks Adam :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • webbie
    webbieabout 5 years ago

    It is beautiful ,,,but why the safty filter?:)

  • whoops! let me fix that….

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 5 years ago

    wonderful !!LIZ

  • Astrid Strahm
    Astrid Strahmabout 5 years ago

    Very lovely work Lynnette.. I like the kind expression on the face of the gardener…

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralabout 5 years ago

    Yes the background detail is astounding in this, great job!!!!

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