From aboveRodríguez-Gerada portraits, like the one shown below, created in 2013 on an 11-acre site in Northern Ireland, can be appreciated only with a bird’s eye view. “Out of Many, One”The portrait occupies an area of the Mall between the Reflecting Pool and Independence Avenue. It does not featureone recognizable individual but is a composite of many faces. On the ground, the portrait looks like rows of soil and sand. After designing a piece in his studio, the artist uses satellite guidance to place the details of the image. Lincoln Memorial World War IIMemorial 400 0 FEET INDEPENDENCE AVE. CONSTITUTION AVE. Reflecting Pool WhiteHouse Washington Monument Area in detail Site of portrait

SOURCE: Pictometry,, National Portrait Gallery . GRAPHIC: The Washington Post - The Washington Post. Published Sept. 30, 2014.