Growing up in Northern Ireland, as someone with mixed heritage and part of a family who left the church when I was young, as I got older and started to understand the history of my country, it became harder to find an identity for myself within it. In Identity Crisis (2016) I toy with Northern Ireland's straddling of conflicting Irish and British cultural values, whilst trying to carve out a personal meaning in it for myself. I ended up going back to the origins of my name Maeve, through Queen Maeve of Connaught and then back to the original Irish 'Medb'; "she who intoxicates". The Antrim town name Ballypitmave/Baile Phite Méabha became the final inspiration for the centrepiece flag - translating to "Queen Maeve's vulva".
Identity Crisis (Kiss Me I'm Irish/No Sex Please We're British)
11 hand embroidered 6x4 Ulster flags on pink ribbon