Also at NAM, a site-specific installation inspired by geologic formations of Black Rock Desert including "painted form with a jagged line dividing it into two, alluding to the fence under construction which separates the United States and Mexico." Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Mothers -- The Art of Seeing
Tijuana developed on the back of such trade and, when the visitors noticed that some of the donkeys they’d posed with for photos were too pale to show up well on film, enterprising locals obliged them by painting their animals to resemble crisply photogenic zebras.
“Now the city has no tourists, people are trying to reclaim their identities and their city, so that’s why he’s washing the stripes off the donkey,” Vega says. “He’s saying, ‘You’re a donkey and not a zebra.’”
Rosario Martínez and Roberto Vega,Although Martínez and Vega’s Lapiztola collective – a pun on the Spanish words for pencil and pistol – was born on the streets of their home town, its work has spread far beyond Oaxaca and the upheavals of 2006.