Carretera de Sargazo, Mixed media. 2020

Borders transcend the physical walls that separate people and communities. They exist in abstracted spaces, which construct themselves out of cultural perceptions and enforce themselves through societal norms. As such, borders disrupt the balance of local ecosystems by fracturing the environments they dwell in. Sargassum, a macroalgae with an ever increasing presence in Central America due to climate change, offers a physical means to explore the effects of amorphous borders. Through utilizing the imagery of Sargassum and the ecological epidemic it represents, this piece illustrates the manners in which borders invade, divide, and alienate.