The otter sculpture named “Fisherman II” is dedicated to Page Hayhurst for her hard-work and leadership as Executive Director from 2005-2016. The sculpture was created by David H. Turner and is located next to the otter habitat.
William H. Turner and David H. Turner, father and son, share a talent of capturing the beauty and motion of wildlife in bronze. Their native land, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, is rich in wildlife and is a continuous source of inspiration for their work.
Established in 1983, Turner Sculpture, near Onley, VA serves as their studios, foundry and gallery, where most of their work is displayed. To date they have created more than 700 different limited edition bronzes and more than 100 large public commissions found throughout the United States , including several at the VLM.