Gallery 4180 is an independent exhibition space in my home where I show my work as well as local artists. Each room is a gallery. The inaugural exhibit was my installation Le Cimetière Marin.
Le Cimetière Marin (Cemetery by the Sea) takes its name from the French poem and the cemetery in the south of France. Paul Valèry wrote his epic poem in the same place where he was buried. He wrote about vicissitudes of a creative life within the framework of a cemetery and the disorder of nature. He considered the sea, the wind and the stones. I visited the cemetery several times and I responded by building my own stones and dog symbolism. My stones are constructs of tombstones and of the wild and solitary standing stones found throughout Europe. The red dogs are guardians and are inspired by red clay urns that guard the entrances of tombs; they are guardians as well as companions.