Miriam Mc Connon brought the Tama to Ireland from a previous installation in Cyprus. It covered a large London Plane tree in Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland
The cloth itself is the artwork, made up of handkerchiefs and lace that have been given to the artist from the people of Ireland and Cyprus. The cloth measuring 550sq metres was sewn together by the artist herself. This aspect along with the use of traditional lace adds a strong domestic element to the artwork. The cloth (Tama) has always had a story, made up of the histories behind each handkerchief. Now, because of its destruction and repair, it has its own story to tell, one of construction, destruction and reconstruction. This journey adds a deeper layer to the artwork, both conceptually and visually.