A Mexican-American artist has launched a project to “erase” the border fence in Nogales, Mexico. On Monday, Ana Teresa Fernández, aided by 30 volunteers, began painting the barrier in a light blue hue to camouflage it against the sky.

“This wall has become a symbol of pain, a symbol where we lament the lives who have not been able to cross it,” the Mexican-born and San Diego-raised artist told The Associated Press.

Fernández hopes the project will raise awareness of migrant rights and human rights internationally. “For me the border, the border wall, is like a tombstone,” she explained.

Watch Fernández at work in this AJ Plus video.

–Posted by Roisin Davis


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