The Hainstocks have flirted with various forms of sculpture for many decades, beginning with wood carvings of large bird entities found and freed from chunks of tree trunk. Materials from nature have figured in other sculptures, including life-size equine statues created from driftwood gathering along the Bay of Fundy, or the series of North Mountain tree people created from the upside-down trunks of old apple trees being eliminated from re-planted orchards. Or, small clay dories that eventually inspired the current work, Broken Dory Series. The broken dories represent the collapse of the small boat fisheries and the decimation of coastal community culture. The iron sheeting used in the dory sculpture series often comes from the cut iron pieces used in the New Landscapes rust prints; an attempt to repurpose materials ready for abandonment.