An artist has started building a wall made out of cheese blocks along the U.S.-Mexico border in a bid to “Make America Grate Again.”

The Los Angeles-based artist, Cosimo Cavallaro, said he hopes to show how his wall and President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE’s long-proposed border wall are similarly pointless.

“The first thing that comes to your mind is that it’s absurd,” Cavallaro said of the project in a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times

“To spend all this money to keep dividing the countries, I think is a waste,” he said. “You see the waste in my wall, but you can’t see the waste in [Trump’s] $10-billion wall, which in time will be removed?”


Cavallaro hopes to construct a 1,000-foot long wall along the southern border using expired blocks of cheese, a website for his project states.

His project is currently funded for 200 blocks, which the site says would produce 25 feet of well. But he is asking for more donations to extend the barrier to his goal of 1,000 feet.

According to the site, the blocks being used to build the wall are made out of hard cheese and cost $100 each.

The artist told the Times that he is working with perishable components like cotija cheese to show the “fleeting and decadent nature” of humankind.

Cavallaro, who has worked with such materials in the past, told the paper that he has long wanted to build a wall of cheese, but said it wasn’t until Trump was elected that he received the inspiration to build the wall and construct it at the border.

“This has been on my mind for many years, but when he became president, it became obvious that was the place to do it,” he said.

Cavallaro’s project stands just several feet from a metal border fence, according to the Times.

The artist said he hopes the project shows people that they are better off without Trump’s long-desired security measure.  

“It sounds cheesy, but just love one another,” he said.