Vital Memories is a continuation of the themes explored in Dendrites with a single focus on the memory function. Sculptures re-imagine aspects of short term, long term, working, autobiographical, collective and compromised memory. For a number of years, memories have intrigued and captivated me. Why are some so vivid, joyful or unnerving – and others ephemeral? Which regions of our brains do memories inhabit? They are elusive and breathtakingly incredible.

In pieces such as Fading Memory, which is based on Alzheimer’s disease, I was thinking both about how extraordinary the memory function is, and then of course, about the unfortunate demise of memories through disease, aging and ultimately death.