Public Art : Turtle Bench
Sculptor : T.J. Neil
Date : 2009
Location : Turtle Bench can be found in Liberty Park
(Apopka Avenue) which is located on Lake Henderson, and is walking distance from downtown Inverness.
Description : The painted concrete Turtle Bench is 6
ft tall, 8 ft long, 4 ft wide and weighs 2 tons.
Background : The Turtle Bench was commissioned by the
City of Inverness (Parks Department) in honor of the cooter turtles who frolic in the lake. Each year Inverness
have a Cooter Festival in honor of these amphibians.
It took T.J. Neil three months to complete the unique piece of public art.
Footnote : The photograph was kindly provided by