OUT ARTING THE PROPOSED US/MEX BORDER WALL
CURRENT ESTIMATED Sq. Ft. = 58,204.5
“Mobilize Walls” is a unique and extensive mural project to pursue a massive petition of scale. “Mobilize Walls”utilizes concepts from complexity and network science to achieve an overall mental model of resistance to counter divisiveness. Though the work itself may not directly address these concepts, the overarching project will. This is executed by creating a quantifiable and decentralized network of murals to ultimately out-scale the proposed Mexico-United States border wall.
It is essential to activate our communities and walls and provide an inclusive conversation of transformation that opposes former President Trump's policies.
The current and historical treatment of immigrants with the building of a wall along the Mexico-United States border has been a corrosive action to our mental health, environment, income and society. During Trump's 4 year term we saw despicable human rights abuses against immigrants and land owners on the border.
The recent approach towards families and individuals arriving to the United States after fleeing violence and poverty sends a message to the world and the citizens of this country that compassion and empathy is not something we uphold.
The wall that has been built has not only affected our psyches, but blocks the natural environment in the deserts of the Southwest. Species have been disrupted from their way of life as well as the natural flow of water.
At an estimated cost of $11billion or $20 Million per mile, the 576 miles of wall has taken up take up portions of our country’s annual budget for maintenance. At “Mobilize Walls”, we believe this budget would have been be better spent towards supporting the arts, fighting poverty, progressing education and working to heal the environment.
Along the Mexico-United States border resides the Tohono O'odham Nation. Trump's wall attempted to divide First Nations people. This has been damaging to our society. This wall is meant to instill fear and division amongst our communities in our country.
Our solution is to continue creating this largely inclusive petition of scale to send a message to our current administration. We believe in building all over the world with the great spirit of tolerance, transformation, love, and healing. The work we conceive resides in societies harnessing the energy of the people who want to experience a world based on unity and good health. Now that President Joe Biden has signed an executive order on his first day of office to stop the construction, let's fight that not one more inch of wall will ever be built again. Let's fight with our creations for the fair and equal human rights of all people of the world.
If you are a visual artist or feel the desire to activate yourself to the call of inclusiveness and the greater good of humanity, please reach out.