Scale: The Elephant and the Turtle

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Scale.

I’m excited about this challenge because I’ve got some photos that I’ve been waiting to use.  I just hadn’t found the right spot for them, until now!

My parent’s house often reminds me of a museum.  My dad has more collectibles than I’m able to mention. 

Amongst his many collections, are a series of turtles and elephants. 

They are found both inside and outside the house.

There are two that are quite unique, and, they are also a pair.

Here is the turtle.

Among all the mosaic, can you see the dragonfly on its side, and the ladybug on its back?

Highly detailed mosaic covers one of Cathy's dad's collectible turtles.  The details covers the entire body, including the toes, tail, eyes and underbelly.

Highly detailed mosaic covers one of Cathy’s dad’s collectible turtles. The details covers the entire body, including the toes, tail, eyes and underbelly.

Here’s another view.

Top view of the turtle, showing the detail of a ladybug  and dragonflies on its shell.

Top view of the turtle, showing the detail of a ladybug and dragonflies on its shell.

Now here’s the elephant.  Can you see the butterfly on its side?

Here is the elephant set in the same mosaic style as the turtle.  He almost appears to be animated as he's' taking a step, and his trunk is curled upward.

Here is the elephant set in the same mosaic style as the turtle. He almost appears to be animated as he’s’ taking a step, and his trunk is curled upward.

Here’s another view.  I love the detail of the elephant on his back as well as the other butterflies.

Another view of the elephant reveals a portrait of an elephant on his back!  The portraits is surrounded by four butterflies.

Another view of the elephant reveals a portrait of an elephant on his back! The portraits is surrounded by four butterflies.

As you can see thy make quite a pair, with the turtle understandably smaller than the elephant.

Here they are side by side.

Here they are side by side.

So why did I chose this pair of figurines for this challenge?

Well…

I chose them

because the true size of them will help you to appreciate the level of skill of the artist and what he has accomplished!

A pencil shows the size and scale of the elephant and the turtle.  Without the pencil the two figurines appear to be much larger due to the level of detail on their bodies.

A pencil shows the size and scale of the elephant and the turtle. Without the pencil the two figurines appear to be much larger due to the level of detail on their bodies.

I think they’re delightful. 

The turtle and the elephant are turned lengthwise against the pencil.  They appear to be walking away!

The turtle and the elephant are turned lengthwise against the pencil. They appear to be walking away!

…and every time I look at them I see something new.

 

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4 comments on “Scale: The Elephant and the Turtle
  1. What a cute turtle for this weeks challenge of scale.

  2. […] PolymathicallyWeekly Photo Challenge: Scale, Or: Bottlebrush The Daily SnapPhoto Challenge: Scale Comments from CathyScale: The Elephant and the Turtle Pilot FishWeekly Photo Challenge: (Human) Scale and Perspective Picture WorthyFeb 08, 2015 – […]

  3. A very fun post, Cathy, and perfect for the challenge.

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