This artist is pretty cheesed off at the feds.
Cosimo Cavallaro, a Canadian-Italian artist in the process of constructing a border wall at the US/Mexican frontier out of bricks of Mexican Cotija, is suing a federal contractor for allegedly destroying his art installation.
He began painstakingly building “Cheese Wall” at the end of 2018 as a protest of President Trump’s billion-dollar partition at the border with Mexico, according to court papers filed in San Diego federal court this month.
Cavallaro, 59, is well known for his work with “perishable materials.” He has made a life-sized sculpture of Jesus out of chocolate, covered supermodel Twiggy in cheese, and coated a hotel room on the Upper West Side in 1,000 pounds of the melted stuff in 1999.
“You see the waste in my wall, but you can’t see the waste in [President Trump’s] $10 billion wall, which in time will be removed,” said the artist, according to court papers.