A California-based artist is leading an effort to paint the border fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico to make it blend in with the landscape.
Ana Teresa Fernandez and a group of 30 artists and painters began their work on the border fence in Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona, on Tuesday.
Fernandez wants to make a political statement about the border by painting it blue that it appears to be invisible.
Fernandez did a similar project in 2012 on the Tijuana, Mexico, beach, risking arrest. This time, she has permission from Mexican authorities to paint the fence from the Sonora side of the border.
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But organizers say they're not sure how U.S. authorities will respond to people using ladders on the border fence. The painting will continue throughout the day.