The Tijuana/San Diego border is the busiest frontier in the world, on an average day 20,000 people cross between the two cities. I was asked to think of an outdoor sculpture for the US consulate in Tijuana as part of the US Department of State's Art in Embassies program.
I thought it was appropriate to approach cultural diplomacy from an alternative angle, focusing not on what each country has to say, but what they ought to hear. The sculpture became then an anatomically accurate model of the inner-ear, amplified one thousand times. The piece was then installed at the entrance and greets both Mexican and US citizens who visit the consulate.
Images courtesy of Michael J.N. Bowles