In this project, I collected soil near the US and Mexican border, then molded it into perfect spheres by using a Japanese historical technique, which is turning dust that has been smoothed by hand then dried into spheres that look like marble. These spheres infuse an understanding of the earth in the context of “globalization,” where all individuals have the same natural rights regardless of nationality.
The installation conveys the human connection and conflict on both sides of the border. The appropriated panorama abstracts the actual wall at the center of the American political discourse.
Humans should have the right to build decent, secure lives for themselves and their families while fighting poverty.