Artist constructing 'cheese wall' next to US-Mexico border 'to make a point'

FOX NEWS - For his latest project, one artist from New York is eschewing canvas, clay or even celluloid in favor of cotija.

Cosimo Cavallaro is currently using blocks of the Mexican cheese to erect a "wall" just feet from the U.S.-Mexico border in Tecate, Calif., having been spurred on by the President Trump's call for a border wall.

"Trump's demand gave me a context for this, the emotional impact," Cavallaro told Huffington Post.

Cavallaro, an Italian-Canadian artist originally from Montreal, further outlined the reason for his latest project on, which also offers updates on the project's progress along with cheese-branded merchandise.