Recuerdos: Snow Globes

Pedestrian and Bicycle Path Wall

Since 2000, Partners Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello have been traveling along the U.S. Mexico border, collecting memories and stories of the places and people they have met and encountered. The Snow Globes series is a collection of souvenirs memorializing some of the most remarkable border wall conditions that are catalyzed by the creation […]


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Recuerdos (Souvenirs) is a journey documenting a series of scenarios, real and imagined, along the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall. It is a story that must be told, for it is an account of the largest construction project in 21st century Usonia. Almost exactly the distance of the Grand Tour, the migratory route for upper-class European men […]


Recuerdos: key chains, snow globes and post cards

Trazando la Linea is an exhibition (open from May 4 until July 8, 2012) that tells the story of the Mexico-U.S. border In Baja California from 1848 to the present day. Although the line commemorated the divide between two nation-states, borderland peoples continued their centuries-old practices of cross-border commerce and society. Twin towns flourished on […]