My installation, Le Cimetière Marin (Cemetery by the Sea) takes its name from the French poem and the cemetery in France. I was inspired by the Paul Valery, the poet who wrote about vicissitudes of a creative life within the framework of a cemetery. I responded to the poem by building my own stones and creating a dialogue with dogs, a trusted spirit animal. 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.