Artist Erases U.S. / Mexico Border
Can you imagine a world without borders? Well, Ana Teresa Fernández, a Mexican artist working in Nogales, México, wants you to stop imagining so she is “erasing” the U.S.- Mexico border.
By “erasing” the wall along the U.S. / Mexico border she wants to give the illusion that “we’re all one humanity under one sky”. If only we all shared the same thought.
“We [painted] it specifically in this space because there’s a street that starts in Mexico and continues in the United States, but there is this barrier that prevents movement across it, ” Fernández says in an interview for AJ+. “So we intend to create the illusion like there is only sky.”
Watch the video above to see the border wall vanish.
Fernández painting next to her sister and Luis, a migrant worker deported after having lived and worked in the U.S. for more than 20 years.
Credit: @annateresafernandez / Instagram
Portrait of Luis.
Portrait of Luis; deported migrant after living over 20 years in the States. He spent all day with us painting the border out. His energy was amazing! And my incredible partner in crime , my sister @mariafdz in the background! Thank you @nickoza for the beautiful photograph and documenting the whole process! #erasingtheborder #borrandolafrontera #artandactivism #art #anateresafernandez #artandpolitics
Luis painting alongside border patrol.
Border Patrol Painting the Sky unto the Border Fence!!!! I never dreamed of this happening! A deported migrant Luis and borderpatrol agent Javier working together!! #borderpatrol #borderpatrolagent #borderarts #borderart #art #artandpolitics #artandactivism #activism #moneyshot #borderpolicing #sky #bringingtheskyuntotheborder #anateresafernandez #erasingtheborder #borrandolafrontera
Where the border “ends.”
Manuel helps with the hard to reach places.
Just blue skies.
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