Over twenty-five years ago I began picking up dolls that had been left on the streets of Brockton, Massachusetts. They had been lying there for some time, broken, run over, rained on, covered with dirt and grime. I was both confused and saddened by their battered condition and abandonment. Several years later I used the dolls in my work, creating for them protective granite and steel shelters. The first pieces made in the early 1990's included photographs of the dolls mounted in rough steel frames with hinged doors that opened and closed. A second group, completed 20 years later, used the dolls angelic faces printed on acetate, illuminated from behind with white lights, and surrounded by layers of sandblasted glass. The final pieces have the actual dolls embedded in rubber, mounted behind sheets of lexan and illuminated from behind with LED lights.