French artist JR erected a 70-foot tall cut-out of a one-year old boy peeking over the edge of the US-Mexico border to prompt discussion around immigration. Facing the United States and overlooking the Californian landscape, the child peers over the wall with curiosity and interest at the land on the other side.

The street art project reacts to President Trump’s recent reversal of the DACA program — a policy that protects eligible immigrants, who came to the United States when they were children, from deportation. The administration has also accepted more proposals for its plans to build a continuous wall along the nearly 2,000-mile border.

JR has done other large-scale portraits around the world, with much of his recent work focused on immigrants.

He told reporters at Wednesday’s unveiling of the portrait that he was spurred by a dream in which he imagined a toddler looking over the border wall.

“And when I woke up, I wondered: ‘What was he thinking?’” he said. “Like for us we know all the implications, what it represents, how it divides, but for a kid, I didn’t have the answer.”

A year later when JR was scouting for the perfect spot for his project, he noticed a house in Tecate near the border wall. He and a Mexican friend knocked on the door to see about the possibility of locating it around there. After they drove away, it occurred to him that the 1-year-old at the home who had been staring at them reminded him of the boy he had dreamed about.

JR and his friend immediately went back. JR asked the woman if he could photograph her son. She knew his work and agreed.

The latest piece will remain in Tecate for a month. JR hopes people will view it from each side.