The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York

Carapace Explorations by Dr. Tony Monahan
Carapace Explorations
Dr. Tony Monahan
February 18 through April 10, 2016
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Artist Statement

The most predominant image used in my work is that of the turtle. The shape and design of its shell universally identify this particular animal to all people and cultures. Along with protection and strength, the shell of a turtle provides intricate designs, color and geometrical structure. I am often asked the question, "Why turtles?" The question is difficult to answer, other than to say it's just the way I see things. Artistically, I see and construct the world through the use of turtles, which manifest themselves in various designs and patterns. I make no excuses, for me it's all about turtles.