“Border Dynamics”

“Border Dynamics” is a sculpture created by Mexican artists Guadalupe Serrano and Alberto Morackis. The piece has been permanently installed on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. The University of Arizona recently purchased the piece after originally displaying it in late 2003. The piece was commissioned by Beyond Borders Binational Art Foundation.

Depicting four humans pushing on a physical United States/Mexico border, “Border Dynamics” was intended to spark conversation about border issues. These metal people with resin musculature could signify all border conflicts, including the border between the present and future, and the border between human and machine. This interpretation may be a stretch, but “Border Dynamics” seems to me a fitting first piece and cover for this debut issue of “ART at the Frontier”.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype and is forthcoming from The Laurel Review. A piece of flash fiction is forthcoming from Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files.” Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.