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Mending Wall
Powder coated rebar, and steel
12" x 14" x 10"

There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, "Good fences make good neighbours.”
–Robert Frost, Mending Wall

Mending Wall is a series of eight grappling hooks, each is designed to overcome a corresponding prototype of President Trump’s proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico. The federally funded border wall prototypes were constructed in 2017 in San Diego, California, right across the border from Tijuana, Mexico. While the relationship between The United States and Mexico has rarely been easy, the two countries which share a border have many years of successful bilateral relations. Despite the threat of physical barriers, the two countries are forever entwined–no wall or President will change that.