“Alani” is the largest turtle sculpture in the Chris Barela collection. She stands wonderfully on her own or  looks amazing displayed with smaller bronze turtles. This Royal matriarch is in a small edition of one-hundred pieces and is guaranteed to bring countless smiles, over a lifetime, to your face.


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Alani is a whimsical, limited edition, bronze turtle by Hawaiin sculptor, Chris Barela. This is his matriarchal turtle and largest in Chris’ collection. It will make a great edition to any bronze collection and or represent a Royal figure-head when displayed amongst Barela’s smaller terrapins. He finishes his pieces with a mix of traditional and non-traditional, chemical patinas, that highlight the wonderful details on the surface of “Alani.” She measures 12″ x 15″ x 8.5″ and is limited to an edition of one-hundred sculptures with ten artist proofs. Her shell is a bright burnt orange and dark marbling, mouth and nose is a high-polished raw bronze, the rest of her body is variegated tan to brown.

This is a grouping of three Chris Barela turtles. These limited edition, bronze sculptures are whimsical and have been finished with colorful, chemical patinas.

Grouping of Chris Barela bronze turtles

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Weight 10 lbs
Shipping Size 16 x 16 x 16 in
Edition Size


Product Size

12″ x 15″ x 8.5″

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Chris Barela

Colorful, playful, happy sea turtles spring to live in the sculptures of Chris Barela. Chris Barela's love of the sea and it's vast array of creatures is reflected in each of his limited edition bronze sculptures. Chris spent his childhood around the ocean and as young man he traveled the world competing as a professional surfer. After retiring from the profession Chris settled down in Hawaii where he could pursue his artistic endeavors - becoming an art photographer and a professional sculptor. Chris Barela's sculpture portfolio includes a collection of game fish, octopus and most famous, turtles! Chris Barela's sea turtles reflect the peaceful nature of this docile and charming creature and bring joy to the faces of everyone who happens across them. Chris Barela's home studio is located in Hawaii, but each of the artist's finished pieces is cast in bronze in the "Frogman" foundry in Ventura, California. Which sea turtle sculpture speaks to you the most?