Professional Sculptor

Sand sculpting

A-LURE-BeachFest-Fred-Dobbs'A Lure'

Inspired by the 'Mother of Pearl' bronze work in progress, the idea for 'A lure' came about as a continuation of the story of 'Pearl' the Mermaid.

This sand sculpture was created at the 2011 Parksville Beach Festival sand sculpting competition held annually above the tide line on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. 

The piece depicts a dilemma where a mermaid has discovered a passing fishing lure, also noticed by an interested fish. Will the mermaid grasp the lure, or will the fish take the bait, perhaps the mermaid is warning the fish . . . you decide.  And, as one person noted "Be careful what you fish for!"