BOGOTÁ, COLUMBIA – Hundreds of large black- and
brown-colored fiberglass ants covered the facade, columns and windows of the
Colombian Congress building here in an unusual sculpture by artist Rafael
Gomezbarros, who told the press that the work symbolizes human
migration. With his work depicting an invasion of the ants, which
“represent immigration, globalization and displacement, I’m trying to force a
reflection on what we experience and see on a daily basis, and also to raise
awareness about our monuments,” Gomezbarros said.