Gabe the tortoise

textile art doll tortoise strains his neck and opens his mouth appears to be shouting at the top of his lungs

I know they are integrated, but didn’t as a child.

A tortoise can’t separate from his shell.

But what if he could.

His home is made of layer upon layers of memories, compressed with stitches, in the form of a shell.

Sometimes he puts it behind and goes for a walk.

I call him Gabe.