"I'm working in the most amazing stone quarry," are probably the words I least expected to hear from Skye artist, Julie Brook.
Given the rugged, outdoor style of her art, however, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that the artist was inspired by the rubble and stone of a Japanese quarry.
Julie, whose previous works of art have included fires built on sea stacks, explained: "I wanted to work in the Hebrides and Japan to see where the work would overlap - looking at the correlation and the differences between the two places.
"I'm absolutely loving the work here. It's incredibly long hours but its really exciting.
"I go to the quarry at 6am and work a twelve hour day, creating a work in amongst all the rubble and stone."
Julie's new sculptural work can be seen at the Kanagaso Quarry, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.
The opening event will be held today (Tuesday 15 October) at 4pm.