Based on my memories of childhood and my paternal grandmother, Deconstruct/Reconstruct began in spring 2014. The catalyst for this body of work was 1930s sofa, sourced from a local second-hand shop.

I am fascinated by objects that remind me of a certain time or place and the memories that are released when these objects are deconstructed and explored before reconstructing them into new forms.

I have vivid memories of the sofa in our living room, the place where I lay my head when I was unwell, the place I hid from unwanted visitors and the place where I learnt to knit sitting at my grandmothers feet. Each part of the sofa is a memory which I have captured through digital embroidery, text pieces and photography, creating an archive of memories which is never complete but grows and changes along with my memories.