This is a close up of the facial detail of the statue dedicated to Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace. The Medal of Honor winner is immortalized in bronze outside of the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center in Del Ray, VA. Artist Antonio Mendez created this piece of public art.
I really enjoy taking shots of statues and their details like this. I think this tends to emphasize the textures and details that go into creating art in this manner. I also like to do this so see how the art has held up to the elements over time.
The left eye of this statue is the most disturbing part of this photo for me. I’m not sure if this was how the artist wanted Capt. Versace to be seen, or if this is just wear and tear from being a piece of public art.
I shot this as a part of a small photography feature for the Del Ray Patch.