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These Artists Reimagined The Border Fence Using Snow Globes

California artists Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello have created a series of snow globes that reimagine the fence between Mexico and the United States.

1. What is a border fence? A volleyball net.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello created these recuerdos, or souvenirs, to document their travels along the border.

2. Other times it can be a confession booth.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

They show both the dark and whimsical sides of life en la frontera, or the border.

3. Or a teetertotter.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

4. You could see it as a bike-path.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

5. It could serve as a fence for wildlife.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

6. Or as a xylophone.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

7. Perhaps it could be a burrito stand.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

8. Or a climbing wall.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

9. But in the end, the artists say, the border wall is a cemetery.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello / Via boomcalifornia.com

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Nicolás Medina Mora is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Nicolás Medina Mora at nicolas.mora@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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