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, and associated actions. Passion I and Passion II explore the neurotransmitter dopamine and the virtuous cycle of motivation and reward.

For a number of years, memories have served as a source of intrigue and captivation. Why are some so vivid, joyful or unnerving – and others ephemeral? Which regions of our brains do memories inhabit? They are forever elusive and yet, the building blocks of all that we are.

Fading Memory contemplates the extraordinary and fragile nature of memory formation by investigating the death of memory in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.