Gone With A Trace: The story of lost items on the US/Mexico border
Every year, thousands of migrants put it all on the line, making their way north from parts of Latin America and trying to cross through the sweltering no-man's land that is the U.S. border. Hundreds will die on their journey. Hundreds more will be picked up by border patrol agents. And every year, some will successfully slip into the Land of the Free.
Already, nearly one third of the border between the U.S. and Mexico is walled off by fences, and many Americans want to see that expanded.
These two artists are amplifying their message by designing a unique new art project. It's made up of the everyday objects that are lost or abandoned along the border by those seeking a better life.
We spoke to the artists for our documentary "Gone With A Trace".
This segment was produced by The Current's documentary editor Joan Webber.
Border Signs - The California Sunday Magazine
Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art - National Public Radio