The Touring Tama was commissioned by the Dublin City Council and Dublin City Parks to commemorate Irelands presidency of the EU in 2013.
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. This aspect along with the use of traditional lace adds a strong domestic element to the artwork.
The Touring Tama was an artwork that aimed to unite two countries, Ireland and Cyprus, two islands, on opposite sides of Europe and to create a sense of solidarity between the people of both nations at a time where they were battling the impact of the global economic crisis.