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What & Where?

The Son of Man muralWardensville, West Virginia (February 2017)Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

The Son of Man mural
Wardensville, West Virginia (February 2017)
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Sonnar 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

It’s been a loooooong time since I last had a quiz, but I expect you may be up for it.  Here are your clues:

  • It’s something I’ve seen many times, but not stopped to look at closely.
  • It’s not in Maryland.
  • It’s not in the Smithsonian.

That’s  it… that’s all you get.  The usual rules… none.  You can Google the image; you can do a reverse-image lookup; you can check the metadata of the image file; etc.  But don’t delay, because these usually go very fast.

UPDATE:  Hat’s off (no pun intended) to Elisa for correctly guessing the artist and state for this quiz!

At top is the full mural of “The Son of Man”, by David F. Heatwole — a modern reinterpretation in colored bottle caps of the 1946 self-portrait by the Belgian surrealist painter, René Magritte.  Below is what the original piece looks like and you can read more about it here.

"The Son of Man" A self-portrait by René Magritte (1946)Photo credit: http://www.renemagritte.org/

“The Son of Man”
A self-portrait by René Magritte (1946)
Photo credit: http://www.renemagritte.org/

This colorful bottle cap art mural can be found mounted on the side of local business in beautiful downtown Wardensville, West Virginia, which is becoming something of an art center in this part of the state.

30 thoughts on “What & Where?

    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      No, but I’ll give you another clue. While it’s not located anywhere in Maryland (nor near my workplace or a school in the same state), it’s also not in DC, Pennsylvania, or Virginia.

      One more clue. It’s big and is mounted on the outside wall of a business, where we saw it.

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