The artist for this sculpture, Jan Fabre, was inspired by the book,"Utopia" written in1516 by English statesman Thomas Moore. The book described an imaginary island with an ideal political system.
Fabre depicts himself riding a huge tortoise, looking out to sea from the island Utopia. by choosing a tortoise as his steed he is saying that the desired destination should be reached at a leisurely pace rather than in rush.
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