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Artist Creates 'Facescape' Across National Mall

Image: New Interactive Portrait Creates Walk-Through Experience Among DC Memorials
Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada's six-acre sand and soil 'facescape' stretches across the JFK Hockey Field on the north side of the Reflecting Pool along the National Mall on Oct. 1, in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

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Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created a six-acre sand and soil 'facescape' stretching across the JFK Hockey Field on the north side of the Reflecting Pool along the National Mall on Wednesday, in Washington, DC.

Titled "Out of Many, One'" and composed of 2,500 tons of sand, 800 tons of top soil and eight miles of string, the piece is the artist's interpretive blending of 30 different men's faces. Rodriguez-Gereda used high-precision global positioning satellites to place 10,000 wood pegs as way-points for the giant face. The piece will be open to the public beginning Oct. 4 and will eventually be tilled back into the earth.

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Artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada smooths dirt by hand inside his six-acre sand and soil 'facescape' at the National Mall in Washington, DC, on Wednesday.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

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