ALL ABOUT ME
AKA: TASTE THE TRADITION
Age: NQH (Not Quite Hatched)
Height: 4.5" (I'm 2.5" thick)
Weight: 100 lbs.
Hometown: College Park, MD
My Greatest Thrill: To Live on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD!
this is my storyRight now, I just hang around in the Art Center in the Student Union, waiting for something to happen. I'm one of 50 turtle sculptures that the University of Maryland commissioned to commemorate its 150th anniversary this year. When I'm done, my name will become Taste the Tradition and I'll be living on the boardwalk outside of the Phillips Seafood Restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland. I can hardly wait! I love crabs and feeling the sand under my feet and between my toes!
Some of the other turtles are already hatched. They go by names like "Hear the Turtle" (he looks like a marching band person, get it? Hear the Turtle instead of Fear the Turtle??), "Fear the Author" (he looks like Edgar Allen Poe), and then there's "Kertle" (he looks like Kermit). We were all based on a sculpture done by Steven Weitzman of Weitzman Studios, Inc, in Brentwood, Maryland.