Public Art: Turtle Bench
Sculptor: © T.J. Neil
Description: The painted concrete Turtle Bench is 6 ft tall, 8 ft long, 4 ft wide and weighs 2 tons.
Location: The Turtle Bench can be found in Liberty Park (Apopka Avenue) which is located on Lake Henderson, and is walking distance from downtown Inverness.
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.
Acknowledgment: The photographs were kindly provided by T.J. Neil.