Junior the Turtle

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Built Nr 13
Year 2019
21 days
1 Tonne scrap metal

Retired metals from the sugar cane & farming, reused parts & treasures collected from throughout the Burdekin area.

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Barefooted Welder

Junior is envisioned to be built as a part of a larger sculpture, yet this funky turtle has a character on its own. Junior captures Australia’s badass surf culture.


His brothers are yet to be built, as the Barefooted Welder seeks inspiration in the Bra Boys surf gang, highlighting their courage and brotherhood.

The surfing creature has a more badass look than his fellow friend Tank, rushing in adrenaline and paddling on his surfboard with amicable competitive energy.

“My brother's keeper.” MickyD