Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada at the national mall in DC
Artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada has spent weeks using soil and sand to create the portrait “Out Of Many, One” on the six acres between the World War II and Lincoln memorials. The portrait is made up of the faces of dozens of young men he photographed this summer on the National Mall.
The project involves approximately 2,000 tons of sand, 800 tons of soil, 10,000 wooden pegs and miles of string.
The land art is set temporarily on the national mall — covering a surface of 6 acres — and is viewable from the newly reopened washington monument, as an interactive walk-through experience and via satellite.
Rodriguez-Gerada has done similar portraits all over the world, including a woman in Amsterdam and President Obama on a beach in Barcelona.
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