Turtle Cities

Another trend in turtle art: cities on/in turtles shells. I've found a real variety by some very cool artists. I really love the concept of these hidden modern cities in unusual spaces. I love how it questions the relationship between animals' and humans' habitats.

Man, Pet, Machine by Neil Yarnal

The Turtle by Felipe Guerra, Magali Pahl and Fernando Canalli

WWF Ad by Ogilvy & Mather, Ad Agency

Turtle City by KeblarTar from photoshoptalent.com

Turtle Fortress by Octupusmile

Turtle with Landscape on Shell by Daphne McCormack

Turtle City in the Sky by Yuko Kondo

Turtle Shells Grow Trees

I've been noticing this trend of turtles with trees growing on their shells. In the Oneida Nation's "Spirit of Thanksgiving" float, the turtle is meant to represent 'Mother Earth' and the pine tree is the 'Tree of Peace'.

Concept art for Oneida Nation's Spirit of Thanksgiving float

Clay Model of Oneida Nation's Spirit of Thanksgiving float

Oneida Nation's Spirit of Thanksgiving float for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Turtle Tree mural in Guatemala

Logo for Turtle Tree Seed Company

Tree and Turtle by Silverblue

Turtles All The Way Down by Danc at Lost Garden