Le Cimetière Marin (Cemetery by the Sea) takes its name from the French poem by Paul Valèry.  Valèry wrote about vicissitudes of the creative life within the framework of a seaside cemetery.  This installation responds to the weightiness of the poem with paper mache stones and dialogues with dogs.  The white stones are constructs of tombstones and of the solitary standing stones found throughout France. The red dogs are guardians and companions and are inspired by red clay urns that guard the entrances of tombs.