Rapper Ludacris collected fish heads as a hobby until he stumbled upon a National Geographic TV program about the Arctic sea lion.
"I saw that show and I swear to God I never cried so much in my life. And I swore to almighty God that I would make a fifty foot sculpture and donate it to those little guys with their cute little pudgy faces", said Ludacris.
The finished work, entitled "Ode to the Artic", will be presented to a sea lion community in Canada later this month.
"I just pray to God they appreciate the work", added Ludacris