Boom magazine published an article last year titled “Recuerdos” that is short but poignant. In it, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello discuss how they have been traveling along the US-Mexico border for 14 years “collecting memories and stories of the places and people we have met, and documenting a series of scenarios, real and imagined, along the border wall.”
They write that “our border wall has become a barrier to movement that would create art, books, pictures, sculpture, wealth, freedom.” So true.
Even better are the snow globes they created representing some of their experiences, and flights of fancy, over this time. Here are a couple of my favorites. The first is called Cemetery Wall and the second is called Wildlife Wall: