Artist of the Day- JR (click on image to view individually)

I first became aware of JR through a film: Faces Places. This film made by JR and the filmmaker Agnes Varda is a lovely study in contrasts…and similarities. You can watch it on Netflix. It will explain the artist’s process far better than words!!!

The first image is described below.

This Overview shows a large picnic at US-Mexico border, spanning from Tecate, California, USA, to Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The meal is being eaten atop “the eyes of a Dreamer,” a mural painted by French artist “JR” for the one-day-only installation in October 2017. The eyes depicted in the mural are those of a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.