Ocean in Motion

created by Fred Dobbs

Sculptural works depicting wildlife in the Pacific Ocean.  Inspired by a close association with the Ocean, from exploring tide pools, to being in the water and on it.  I have drawn my inspiration from my experience of curiosity and wonder with what nature provides. 

is a bronze sculpture featuring 3 Sea Otters swimming amongst Bull Kelp.

The sculpture measures 24" X  24" X  72".

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Pacific Sea Otter

sea otter fred dobbsMy fascination with Sea Otters likely started when I first saw them in captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium, I could have watched them for hours frolicking about.  As I learned more about them my respect for these unique creatures deepened. The smallest of all marine mammals with the densest fur in the animal kingdom.

  • Measures 24"x24"x36" high
  • Cold Cast Bronze - Unique Edition $3,600.00

Sea Otter Plaque

sea-otter-plaque-fred-dobbsThe Sea otter plaque represents the correlation between bull kelp, sea urchins, and sea otters.  An important balance is struck when the sea otters consume the sea urchins thereby  minimizing the sea urchins ability to eat the bull kelp and thus the bull kelp thrives giving the sea otter a place to call home.

  • Sea Otter plaque measures 32" diameter
  • Bronze limited edition of 10
  • Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk 'People's Choice' Winner



pearl fred dobbsBronze Sculpture titled Pearl

pearl fred dobbsThree years in the making, Pearl made her debut at the Castlegar sculpture walk in the spring of 2015, and later that same year won the prestigious peoples choice award at 'Sculpture Splash'.  Inspired by an abalone shell found at Heaundea beach in South Korea, Pearl developed from the question, where do Mermaids come from?  The sculpture portrays a mermaid sleeping in an abalone shell and suggests that this is her birthplace.  Her name is derived from the notion that abalone produce pearls in nature.

Pearl will be produced as a limited edition bronze sculpture, in four different hair colour patina options.  The choices for hair colour will be brunette, blonde, auburn and winter blonde.  Pearl measures 18"D X 24"H X 36"W and weighs 165 lbs.