A Tribute to the Border Busters2019
North View, South View and A Tribute to the Border Busters are a trio of works that were inspired from my International Artist-in-Residence programme in County Fermanagh. These artworks depict the historic troubles that took place along the Fermanagh/Cavan border, whilst focuses on the contemporary landscape and questioning, what will happen to this borderless island and the free movement between the North and South? Will a hard border be erected following Brexit?
A Tribute to the Border Busters, was inspired by a monument bordering the counties Fermanagh and Cavan that is ‘dedicated to the men and women who travelled from every corner of Ireland to join in the struggle to keep the border roads open and to defy the efforts of the crown forces to keep them closed.’ After the road blocks were build during a weekday by the British, men and women came together on a Sunday and dug up the steel barriers, that left a bump on the road: which is still visible on some of the border roads today.