A thousand artists are lined up to build the Welcome Wall, an art installation wall running the length of the US/Mexico border. The first section of the Wall was unveiled in Mission, Texas, at the National Butterfly Center, painted by eight artists, including organizer/creator and artist Ron English. (A fellow New York -based Texas native, like myself)
“The wall is being built NOW, but not by Trump, and Mexico is paying for it, not American taxpayers. And it really is beautiful.
It’s environmentally neutral, and we hope it becomes a global tourist attraction and national treasure. Our wall is a welcome, not a rebuff. Our wall has doors and climbing rocks!”
The first section of the wall was funded by an indiegogo campaign raising some $20,000+. But other sections will be funded by the Mexican government, which has agreed to provide contractors and construction support for the installation to run from Texas to California along the US/ Mexico border.
(Photos, via The Fact Factory)