Sea Lions

Holland America Cruise Line – MS Rotterdam

The Sea Lions presented a dramatic statement at the end of the pool deck on MS Rotterdam

Quality is so important** It’s essential to go the extra mile to achieve this kind of finish, and if polished like a piece of fine furniture, the surface patina will last a lifetime.


The single sea lion below creates a presence when mounted on a pedestal above the crowd.

This view from the interior of MS Rotterdam seems to invite people to the pool where the bar resides!

Research for this sculpture was one of the happiest times of my life!

Sea lions are adorable, and incredible athletes in the water. Although competitive with each other, they nestle alongside to lie in the sun, and spar affectionately with their chosen mate. This is one of my favorite sculptures! – This smaller life-size piece was presented to Her Highness Princess Margriet of Holland – there was an audible gasp as it was unveiled on stage, it was taken to be real!

Sea lions regulate their body temperature by holding one flipper above the water while lying on their side.

Often emotional, they tend to sulk if they are bitten!

Baby Sea Lion

If you would like to purchase the Life-Size ‘Baby Sea Lion’ – the link will take you to that page, scroll down to see the description of the details. 

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