The above is an aerial view of a humongous portrait of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, sculpted in gravel and sand by American artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada on a Barcelona beachfront, on Nov. 3. The project is called Expectation, and it required a civil engineering firm, a topographer, machinery for clearing the area, and gravel as a filler, among other things.
Information provided with the photo says:
The outsize scale allows the artist to allude to the global impact on the eve of his [Obama’s] election. It both embodies the immense sense of hope felt by Barack Obanma’s [sic] supporters and raises a mirror to reflect the source of that hope.
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