French Artist Erects Massive Art Installation At Us-Mexico Border To Spark Conversation About Immigration
- Sep 12, 2017
French artist JR recently erected a massive installation in a remote section of the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to spark conversation about immigration. The piece, seen in the image above, is of a toddler peering over the steel wall that acts as the border between the United States and Mexico. The cutout of the boy is nearly 65 feet tall and is located near the Tecate border crossing, about 40 miles southeast of San Diego. Ironically, the artwork was unveiled as President Trump said he would end a program that has allowed young immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children to remain in the country. His administration also accepted more proposals for its plans to build a continuous wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.