Hillary Werth’s photo in front of Jayson Werth’s beard is a work of art


(Scott Allen/The Washington Post)

Many, many fans have posed for photos in front of the giant ‘Natitude’ mural in the center field concourse area at Nationals Park this season.

If I had to guess, I’d say Jayson Werth is the most popular backdrop of the five players featured (that facial hair has a magnetic effect). I’m much more confident that the following photo is the greatest shot taken in front of Werth and his majestic beard this year.

It’s not just the leap, the NASA T-shirt and the shorts. That’s Jayson Werth’s younger sister, Hillary, who made her art gallery debut in a group show at Randall Scott Projects on H Street on Saturday and watched her brother deliver a walk-off win against the Brewers the following day.

In an interview with the Post’s Jessica Contrera last week, the contemporary artist and former UCLA heptathlete was asked whether she would ever switch roles with her baseball-playing brother.

“Hell no,” said Werth, who added that Jayson was never into art. “I’ll take my simple little life. There’s a lot of things he has to go through that people don’t see, like being away from his family and my sister-in-law. I don’t get to see him that much either, because his job is so demanding. We’re both doing what we’re meant to do in life.”

Werth spent part of Sunday’s game hanging with the Half St. Irregulars and posed for a photo with BJ Treuting, one of the only Nationals fans with a beard that can rival her brother’s

Her portfolio features several baseball-themed pieces, including  the following paintings of Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper and Orioles slugger Chris Davis.

Thanks to @NavyNatsFan.

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