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 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.
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.