Chesterfield, Missouri: The Awakening - Buried GiantSecond casting of a 1980 sculpture by J. Seward Johnson -- of a 70-ft tall giant clawing his way out of the ground. A good photo-op stop.
Awakening Buried Giant Twin: A second casting of J. Seward Johnson's undeniably eye-catching 4,100-pound struggling sculpture, "The Awakening," has been permanently installed in a grassy expanse in Chesterfield, Missouri. [10/23/2009] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About The Awakening - Buried Giant
The Awakening is near the library and park. It seems out of place in snobby Chesterfield, but in a good way. Worth the trip just to try making it up the foot and sitting on the toe. Have you ever sat on a toe? Ya me neither.[Nick F., 08/28/2010]
A new copy of "The Awakening," the giant half-buried along the Potomac near Washington DC, has been installed in Chesterfield, MO. I saw a report on the morning news.[Margery S., 10/20/2009]
It's a second casting of the 1980 sculpture by J. Seward Johnson, and he was there for the unveiling. Chesterfield Arts also hosted the traveling Johnson show of 22-figures, including his life-sized American Gothic spoof. What are they, in love with this guy?