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  • Writer's pictureDale Lewis


Updated: Nov 26, 2023


Mixed Metal

29” Tall x 101” Wide x 110” Long

300 lbs

Dale Lewis with Leatherback
Dale Lewis with Leatherback

Artist’s Fun Fact:

She’s a life-size leatherback turtle made out of scrap steel. I saw tracks from a leatherback on St. Croix, USVI. It looked like a bulldozer had climbed out of the ocean and made a nest. So I had to make a turtle when I got home.

Leatherback on display at the Hastings River Walk 2023
Leatherback on display at the Hastings River Walk 2023

This sculpture is for sale and will be available for lease in 2024.

Meet the Artist!

Award-winning artist Dale Lewis, is passionate about recycling and art.

Since 2010, Dale has created nearly 150 large-scale sculptures from scrap metal and found objects at his home workshop in Hastings, MN.

When asked about his art, Dale says, "My hobby has become a full-time obsession. There's no turning back now - this is what I want to do when I grow up!"

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