7. The Bond

David H. Turner

The Bond, 2010, bronze

Gift of Zita Hawley Wright

Collection of The Society of the Four Arts, 2010.1


The Bond is a life-size sculpture depict- ing a dolphin and her calf. Created by American artist David H. Turner (b. 1961), who learned to cast sculptures from his father William H. Turner, the realistic pair illustrates the strong familial social bonds dolphins form while living in pods. Turner has a passion for capturing the beauty and motion of animals in bronze. Born and raised on the eastern shore of Virginia, he finds inspiration in the rich wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.