Sister Bay, Wis. (July 28, 2020) – This sea turtle began its life in the heart of a mighty western red cedar somewhere in the great Northwest a century or two ago. When the timber was eventually harvested it was cut to length and hand split into cedar shakes which then protected the roof of Frykman Gallery for 48 years before sun, rain, snow and time eventually forced retirement.
David Frykman saw potential in the weatherbeaten cedar shakes coming off the roof and rescued a few to give them yet another life. Some shakes became light houses. Some Santas or sea captains, some seahorses or whales, and a few, like this one, became sea turtles.
See more of David’s cedar shake creations and things he’s made from repurposed wood from the Peninsula State Park Eagle Tower on Frykman Studio Gallery’s website.