'Citizens of Earth' is the name that American architect Marc Thorpe gave to his artistic concept, which seeks to "examine borders and imagine a world without them." The sculpture is planned for a "barren piece of land" in the Marfa desert, near where the countries of the US and Mexico come together. Given the political climate, 'Citizens of Earth' has the potential to raise some important questions about immigration and the status of refugees in the context of the 21st century.
Marc Thorpe's installation is essentially a "polished steel volume" that looks like a space ship and intends to reference extraterrestrial life. The mass is supported by a slender pillar, while the disc is intended to "figuratively and literally [...] reflect our existence on this planet."
Image Credit: Marc Thorpe