Goodyear, Arizona: Big Baby

Giant full-color plywood cutout baby by artist John Cerney, created in 1998. Taken down in June 2013, reappeared in Dec. 2020.

Address:
Camelback Rd, Goodyear, AZ
Directions:
Northwest of town, on the east side of AZ-303 between exits 107 and 108. To get close, take exit 107 (Camelback Rd), turn east, then immediately turn north onto the dirt access road.
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Giant baby.

Big Baby

Big Baby is back! It is only visible on the northbound 303 between Camelback and Bethany Home Roads. Get off the 303 at Camelback and take the access road.

[Sherry, 02/07/2021]
Big Baby

The big baby, and his tractor and parents, have been refurbished and moved slightly due to construction. They are now located on the 303 and roughly Bethany Home Road, on the east side of the freeway.

[Mandi Durga, 12/30/2020]
Plywood Big Baby

I almost drove off the side of the freeway on Saturday when I drove by the Big Baby. I screamed, OMG the Big Baby's back! I was so excited!

[Bob Romano, 12/30/2020]

Big Baby had been missing -- no doubt safe and swaddled in Big Baby Daycare -- since 2013, to make way for freeway construction.

Big Plywood Baby

Sadly, the entire stretch of I-10 West between exits 24 and 25 has been bulldozed to accommodate the construction of an overpass ramp. In fact, exits 24 and 25 do not currently exist. I can only hope that the baby is safe in someone's garage, somewhere (I had come from Philadelphia and was really disappointed to not see it). Perhaps we haven't seen the last of him.

[Catherine MacQueen, 06/11/2013]

Giant baby and tractor.

Big Baby

Both tractors are still there (the one that the baby plays with and the separate piece). However, the fleeing farmer is missing. Photo from 2012.

[Debra Jane Seltzer, 03/21/2013]

The giant baby and accessories have been around since at least 2001, although they have gone through several moves, vandalism by morons, and repairs. The one consistent has always been the giant, unsettling baby.


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