Artists are turning the U.S.-Mexico border fence into the worlds longest peace-themed mural

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As the Trump administration pushes towards building a new border wall, American and Mexican artists are working to turn the old border fence into an over a mile-long gorgeous mural. Mexican-born, American-educated artist Enrique Chiu is leading a binational effort to turn the fence into a work of art which spreads a message of peace to people crossing the border.

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Artists transform gigantic Japanese park into a psychedelic forest of light

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Artists recycle hundreds of plastic bottles into a dynamic arch in Chiang Mai

Plastic trash is a major problem in Thailand’s beautiful Chiang Mai, but a team of designers has found a way to creatively rethink waste in a positive light. Design collectives VINN PATARARIN and FAHPAV combined handcrafted design with 3D modeling to create Self-Ornamentalize, a temporary installation made from 850 recycled plastic bottles. The experimental pavilion was installed a part of Compeung, an artist-in-residence program hosted at Chiang Mai’s suburban village of DoiSakt.

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Artists build treehouse ‘Visitor Center’ at Mexican border

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“National parks like the Grand Canyon have visitor centers to learn about places that you cannot enter,” Chim↑Pom told Hyperallergic. “In Tijuana there are many people who cannot enter the US. So for people like them and Ellie, this is a USA Visitor Center to think about what America is.”

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