British artist Jenni Dutton began creating a series of stitched portraits as she cared for her mother who was developing dementia. As the illness manifested itself, Jenni explored ways of helping her mother to connect with images of family members by using stitching techniques to create these large scale portraits. As the illness progressed, Jenni’s work focused more on portraits of her mother using current photos – she says her mother always enjoyed watching the works develop. I love the way the threads dangle like disconnected memories. These works are such a beautiful reminder of the impermanence of thoughts, impressions and life itself.