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Length: 0.00 in (0.00 cm)
Height: 18.00 in (45.72 cm)
Depth: 0.00 in (0.00 cm)
Framed: no
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Media Types
Bronze Sculpture
Style & Subject
Figurative Marine Nautical
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Updated 11/16/2017

Simon Morris

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The Mermaid - 18

Simon Morris

Sculpture - $2,495.00



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Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture.



Edition Size of 250 with 5 Artist Proofs.



Based on the famous 9 foot Mermaid sculpture placed under water at Powell River, British Columbia and Sunset House at Grand Cayman.



At one-sixth scale of the full size figure, this 18" tall sculpture stands 24" high on the included Black marble cube base.



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Born in London, England, in 1958, Simon immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1966, settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. A certified SCUBA diver at fifteen, Simon became involved in the recreational diving industry in 1975, and also the offshore survival industry. Over the years, this has provided the opportunity to travel to some of the world's most remote ocean regions, such as the Beaufort Sea, the Arctic Ocean, the Pribiloff Islands in the Bering Sea, and numerous other better known diving locations. Interaction with marine mammals on these journeys kindled a desire to represent these great creatures in welded steel and cast bronze sculpture. In 1986, Simon was commissioned to create a nine-foot tall bronze statue of a mermaid to be placed near Powell River, British Columbia. Installed sixty feet underwater, the Emerald Princess has become a world famous icon of tourism for the Sunshine coast, and attracts divers from around the globe. A second casting of the mermaid was installed underwater at Sunset House in Grand Cayman, British West Indies, in November 2000. This Mermaid, titled 'Amphitrite', has since been voted by Scuba Diving Magazine as the #1 shore dive on Grand Cayman. Simon also creates figurative sculpture depicting classic seafarers, scuba divers, etc., and his most recent commission is a life size figurative commemorative for the new cruise ship terminal in Georgetown, Grand Cayman Simon's limited edition bronze sculptures are in private and corporate collections in Belgium, Canada, England, France, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, & the United States including Hawaii. The sculpture "Ocean Flight" was chosen for 1992 Ontario Underwater Council's Canadian Underwater Achievement Award presented to Douglas Rosser at the Underwater Film Festival. Another sculpture, "Solitude" was chosen for the inaugural Ocean Pioneer Award presented to Jim Willoughby in Vancouver, 1996, and again to honor Phil Nyutten in 2000. "Ocean Futures", a limited edition pair of dolphins, was unveiled by Jacques-Yves Cousteau in New Orleans in 1998. The sculpture was auctioned to raise funds for the environmental organization of the same name. Simon's art is also represented by the Shark Research Institute & P.A.D.I.'s Project A.W.A.R.E. Foundation to raise funds for deserving environmental concerns. Simon received the Canadian National Underwater Achievement Award in 1990 and an appreciation award from the SCUBA Diving Association of BC for the Emerald Princess. He is also one of the founding members of Oceans 2000, a group of leadership level sponsors of the Ocean Futures Foundation, and was appointed Featured Artist for the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show, in New Orleans, January 2001. Simon represented Canada by displaying at the 28th Annual World Festival of Underwater Pictures at Antibes-Juan Les Pins, France, in November 2001. This festival is the largest marine art show in Western Europe. Simon joins Wyland as a Featured Artist for the DEMA 2002 show in Las Vegas in October 2002. Simon Morris lives with his wife and family on Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada. His work has mainly concentrated on marine mammals and marine related figurative sculpture, but commissions are accepted based on most themes.

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