A few days after the official trigger date of Article 50 (March 29th), I received a postcard of Boris Johnson, painfully grinning
with a “we can do this! (sort of)” look on his face.
For Nathan Smith and Sam T Smith, creators of the ME & EU project, “even a project based on divisions and negativity
could create a sense of unity and positivity”. It was a way to reconnect, post referendum. A way to get creative minds buzzing
on this messy new state of things.
The project was featured in The Guardian - Me & EU: postcards from a divided nation – in pictures, Creative Review, and It's Nice That.
It turns out that mail art and the UK are really high on the list of things I treasure. Two of my siblings live in London, we spent 3 years there as children. I feel a deep connection to the country, the culture, the values.
I asked if I could send back some love. It took the form of a paper embroidery in the shape of the UK. The result comes out as double-textured land, thin stripes which, to me, materialize appearance and deception, hope and resentment, seeing between the lines.
And also just a labour of love.
Here is the end result: