I came to Western Australia in 2001 as a refugee from Afghanistan. In Kabul, my family operated an art and sculpture enterprise producing mainly reproduction sculpture for the European, Iranian and Russian market. Much of our sculpture was "Renaissance" style artwork which was considered to be against Islamic doctrine by the Taliban. In Australia I have embraced using the local sandstone as well as metal fabrication. I feel very proud and lucky to have had the opportunity to produce public art for WA.