Artist Ana Teresa Fernández Erases a Portion the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence With Blue Paint
Mexican-American artist Ana Teresa Fernandez has long been fascinated by the U.S.-Mexico border as well as identity and gender. For her performance art project titled "Erasing the Border", Fernandez used a fifteen foot ladder and a spray paint gun to paint a portion of the metal wall that separates Playas de Tijuana and San Diego’s Border Field State Park in a light blue hue to camouflage it against the sky. "The idea behind the project is to blur the border fence into the landscape giving the impression that a portion of it is missing," she explains, "an illusion of a hole in the wall, where your imagination is able to cross between these two countries freely."
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