This is the third painting in the series for painting class. Many cultures have a myth associated with the world being created by the turtle or being carried on its back. I wanted to show the turtle closely tied with the water surrounding it, as if it was a part of the water itself and the continents were merely the plates floating atop its back. The turtle must carry the lives of all living things on its back. In my everyday life I try to be supportive of my friends and to share the burdens and joys of their lives. In this way, I am following the way of the turtle. This is done in acrylics on 22x28 canvas.