Hand embroidery on white poplin cotton. 30 cm x 30 cm. 2019
Nikkita : "This is inspired by the road sign for ‘Welcome to the North’ which is full of bullet holes. The bullet holes symbolize the Republican / Irish Nationalist view which sees the whole of the island of Ireland as one country, and not acknowledging 'Northern Ireland' as being a separate state from the South of Ireland.
This small linguistic distinction between the ways different people (north and south) label their land has great political, cultural and historic significance.
Brexit (the exit of Britain/ UK from the European Union) has shown that the British government does not seem to understand this key distinction and its critical reality across the island of Ireland."