The elusive cougar goes by many names, mountain lion, puma, panther and catamount. At one time populations were in every corner of this continent. But even then they were more often felt than seen. The cougar is like a Ghost Cat. A solitary creature, this noble cat sits alert and poised to pounce at a moment’s notice. A rare glimpse; a wonder.
Born in Dublin Ireland and now residing on Vancouver Island in Canada. Fred Dobbs began his sculpting career as a sand sculptor in the early 90’s. At first competing in contests all along the Pacific coastline as far south as San Diego, California. With wins in the US Open, Canadian and World championship and a Guinness World Record in 1993 he then began working as a full time professional sand sculptor. In recent years Dobbs has worked with a variety of sculptural mediums including concrete, casting polymers and bronze. His work has encompassed architectural applications, public art works, and fine art pieces. Often his work includes animals, which reflects a deep connection to their significance in our world.