De:Re Box and Book apply the Deconstruction Reconstruction methodology of Ayse Birsel. The box is a dichotomy of my inner and outer worlds and provide a physical space to house and categorize artifacts from my life. My inner life consists of memories, wishes and hopes which are translated into the color coded acrylic boxes of the structure. My outer life is made up of me, here, now and are reflected in the shelves. The artifacts housed inside of the De:Re box are meant to be replaced as time passes, creating an ever evolving cabinet of curiosities.
The De: Re Book is a 2-D representation of the 3-D model and serves as a guide to understanding the artifacts. Using the Periodic Table as a framework for the contents of my life, artifacts are categorized, color coded and named. With each page the reader learns the story behind each of the personal artifacts.