Artist to create giant sand portrait on National Mall

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A transformation is underway on the National Mall. Artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada will spend the next few weeks using soil and sand to create a giant portrait on the six acres between the World War II and Lincoln memorials. Gerada has done similar portraits all over the world, including a woman in Amsterdam and President Obama on a beach in Barcelona. For his first U.S. landscape, Gerada is creating a portrait made up of the faces of dozens of young men he photographed this summer on the Mall.