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THE WALL
2020–

San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, AZ, USA
Coronado National Memorial, AZ, USA
Sasabe, AZ, USA
Yuma, AZ, USA
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, AZ, USA
San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico
In this ongoing project, I am conducting a multimodal and anthropological investigation of the Sonoran Desert—and the ongoing project of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico—in order to dissect how artifacts and environments are able to take on discrete politico-affective forms.

In particular, I'm looking at the wall as a spectacle of modern placemaking—a project that literally carves through mountains, trees, cacti, and sacred springs in order to make a concept which is constructed and invisible into something tangible and perceptible. In this way, I believe that the wall is a utopian project—albeit a maleficent one.

Furthermore, I am interested in exploring the political, economic, and ontological changes that take place within borderland "sister cities"—communities that straddle the U.S./Mexico border and depend upon the fluid movement of people and material across international boundaries. I am examining how people, cities, and landscapes adapt, alter, and re-configure in response to the contradiction of necessitated free movement and the enormous physical wall that is meant to halt it.