BorDNAndo: a look at the border through art is a sculptural exhibition composed of 22 pieces that represent a rescue of the person and society through the search for intrinsic values in spirituality and balance with our environment.
The artist, Mirna Ajo, student of social sciences and several artistic disciplines of the University of Texas at El Paso, tries, through her presentation, to reflect the border as a territory delimited not so much by the physical walls but by the mental barriers caused by a current culture of fear and violence.
Here is shown the dynamics of a binational relationship distributed in segments such as social problems, work, time, cars crossing, language, but overall, the cultural promotion of the desert. Pieces such as metal, wire, and wood represent the sensation of unique strength found in the inhabitants of the so-called “Paso del Norte”.
The artist intends to take her exhibition, throughout the borders of Mexico and the United States so that people know the way of living in this region. This interesting exhibition is open to the public until April, at the Chamizal National Memorial, in the city of El Paso.