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Food for Thought: Giant Portrait of Toddler Peers Over Tecate Border Into California

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September 9, 2017
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JR visits his latest installation (John Francis Peters/The New York Times)

Art lovers are flocking to see a giant sculpture of a toddler peering over the border wall in San Diego, which is intended to provoke discussion about immigration.

Listen: French artist JR debuts art installation at the US-Mexico border (The Frame)

 

A French artist has erected a giant sculpture of a toddler overlooking the border wall dividing Mexico and the US, which is intended to draw attention to the issue of immigration.

The artist, JR, told reporters that the idea came to him in a dream in which he saw a young child peering over a border wall.

"And when I woke up, I wondered: 'What was he thinking?'" he said. "Like for us we know all the implications, what it represents, how it divides, but for a kid, I didn't have the answer," he said, Associated Press reported.

The 20-meter tall sculpture is located near the Tecate border crossing, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of San Diego, where it will remain for a month.

See the original at Sputnik


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