Nationals fans made a Jayson Werth gnome from $3,800 worth of seafood

Wednesday November 19th, 2014

There is now a giant Jayson Werth gnome made out of nearly $4,000 worth of canned seafood at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, thanks to a creative group of Nationals fans who built the sculpture for a good cause. 

The gnome was created as part of the annual Canstruction competition in Arlington, Virginia, according to The Washington Post. The week-long event features sizable scultures made up of—you guessed it—canned food. After the events are over, the food is donated to local hunger relief groups.

From The Post's report:

(One of the leaders of the team) settled on seafood as his medium by going to Trader Joe’s and choosing the smallest cans he found, in order to put the most detail in the gnome’s face. Seafood cans are small. As the group pointed out in its project description, seafood cans — like Werth — are gluten-free.

The Nats also hid Jayson Werth gnomes around D.C. in October

Here is the seafood sculpture being put together by a group of 10 people:

The name of the sculpture? "Gnome-ore Hunger."


- Josh Sanchez

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