Artist: David Turner
Material Used: Bronze
Location: DeWitt Cottage Courtyard
Virginia Beach's historic DeWitt Cottage is home to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum and Back Bay Wildfowl Guild. The Museum exhibits wildfowl art, carvings, artifacts, and photographs. David H. Turner's Mallards sculpture, commissioned in 2006, was the perfect addition to this repertoire. The sculpture features five bronze mallard ducks on a brick base and is displayed outside the Cottage.
About the Artist
David H. Turner is known for his exquisite nature-themed bronze works that reflect his deep understanding and appreciation for wildlife. Turner resides on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where he creates his works of art with his father, William H. Turner, and more than 20 skilled artisans. Turner uses the lost-wax method of bronze casting. His Eastern Shore property includes a foundry, wood shop, metal shops, wax shop, and a 4,000 square foot gallery that features his and other nature artists' works. Several of Turner's other commissioned works are on display in Virginia Beach, including the Trio of Herons fountain in Town Center and the Lookdown Fish and River Otters at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.