Art by Simon Morris

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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, providing 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, the North Sea, and many other better known diving locations. Interaction with marine mammals on these journeys kindled a desire to represent these great creatures in cast bronze sculpture.

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Simon’s limited edition bronze sculptures are displayed in private and corporate collections in Argentinean Patagonia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, & the United States including Hawaii. Simon’s art has even been installed at dive sites throughout the world. Check out these videos of Simon’s work at sea:

The Mermaid

Guardian of the Reef

His work has been chosen for many awards including the Ontario Underwater Council’s “Canadian Underwater Achievement Award”, the “Ocean Pioneer Award” presented to Jim Willoughby, Phil Nyutten, and Dr. Michael Lepawski, and the Apnea World Championships.

“Ocean Futures”, unveiled by Jacques-Yves Cousteau in New Orleans, was auctioned to raise funds for the environmental organization of the same name. Simon’s art has been represented by P.A.D.I.’s Project A.W.A.R.E. Foundation to raise funds for deserving environmental concerns.

Simon is generously donating his talent and skills to MLSS! He is kindly allowing us to sell his sculptures and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to fund MLSS research and education initiatives.

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The Giant Pacific Octopus of British Columbia and Puget Sound is the largest octopus species in the world. Called “Enteroctopus Dofleini” after the german biologist who named them in the early 20th century, they are territorial and the mothers are very protective of their eggs. The original clay sculpture was built draped over a real rock, then both were molded and cast together, to give an authentic “in situ” look.

$2,995 USD

13″H x 10″W x 16″L

Crossroads

Capture3This mother and calf Manatee sculpture captures the beauty and slow moving grace of these gentle creatures. As their habitat shrinks and they come into more frequent contact with humans, their future and ours are at a crossroads. I have tried to capture the hope for the coming generations fostered by the mother for the calf.

$3,495.00 USD

13″H x 10″W x 14″L

Guardian of the Reef

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Guardian of the Reef is a new bronze sculpture, representing a mythological creature comprising the top half of a warrior-guardsman wearing ancient Greco-Roman armour & decorated breastplate, carrying a circular shield and a staff with a globe that represents the world’s oceans. The guardian’s helmet is a stylized sea horse head, and a dorsal fin protrudes from the back of the breastplate. At waist level, the sculpture morphs into a Sea Horse, the same way a mermaid is a morph between a human female and a fish. The tail is coiled around a heavy bronze ring embedded in a Roman column, which acts as his sentry post.

26″ Tall – 4,500.00 USD

52″ Tall – 19,500.00 USD

Mermaid

Based on the famous 9-foot Mermaid sculpture placed under water at Powell River BC and Sunset House at Grand Cayman. The figure stands on a 5 1/2″ tall unpolished travertine base.

Available in three sizes:

9″ Figure – 895.00 USD

18″ Figure – 2,495.00 USD

36″ Figure – 9,750.00 USD

Navigator

Capture6This life size bust is taken from the same mold used to create the life size memorial sculpture commemorating the seafaring people of Grand Cayman. Unveiled on May 10th, 2003 by HRH Prince Edward at Georgetown Grand Cayman, the full sculpture shows a father and son team on a schooner, with the son at the helm, and father fixing their position with a sextant. This bust includes the head, hands, and sextant, with a portion of shoulders and chest. Mounted on a custom black steel base. Each piece signed and numbered by the sculptor.

9,750.00 USD

72″H on base X 15″W X 24″D

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A large bull orca embodies the spirit of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia where I live. The patina on this piece reflects the sun dappling on his back through the rich green waters of our Emerald Sea. It is mounted on a museum quality walnut base.

2,795.00 USD

Approximately 22″ long

Hang Time

Capture5Hang Time is the price that diving pioneers pay for going deep and staying long in their quest for exploration, knowledge, and adventure. “Hang Time” the sculpture represents a fully equipped and properly configured Technical Diver ascending from a deep dive. I traveled to Florida in 1998 to take a cave diving certification course in preparation for the creation of this sculpture.

3,800.00 USD

30″ High

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