Monday, March 02, 2009

Trying to hold back the tide

Photos of the Mexican-US border by photographer María Teresa Fernández, from the exhibit, "Cerca de la Cerca - Near the Border Fence" being shown at USC Annenberg. See more of her pictures from the exhibition on the BBC website.

I have a bit of a thing about border fences, maybe it is coming from an island nation. Politics is ultimately just a series of mental acts, land is land and always will be, even when we're all gone. Trying to put our mental acts onto the land often turns out to be just plain weird, and that's what border fences are. Where borders meet the sea, it just illustrates the strangeness of the fence. Look at how they have tried to fence the sea. It's so half hearted, like they know it is ultimately futile.

1 comment:

Quizbo said...

Perhaps this is the result of some obscure PR mission carried out by an attention seeking Congressman in the mid-90's.