The Whale Project, created by sculptor Warren Arnold, was gifted to Sebastopol Center for the Arts in 2008. Seven totemic sculptures mark the “safe passage” of the Gray Whale along the northern California coast line. Beginning in Big Sur with “Breaching,” the project proceeds north, up the coast, each stop adding one more whale to the totem, until reaching Trinidad, where six whales spiral around a column of seafoam in “Migrating North.” All of the sculpture sites are great for whale watching, as well, and open to the public. Visit our sculptures at Seascape Resort in Aptos, and at the Little River Inn, on the Mendocino Coast.
Warren Arnold refers to himself as a "self-invented sculptor." A native Californian, Arnold's first career was teaching. After twenty years of work in public education, he became a full time sculptor. His work, which reflects natural forms and environmental themes graces thousands of homes throughout the US. Warren lives on a small farm in Sebastopol with his wife Maile, who is a noted landscape designer.