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The Woodlands, Texas: Half-Buried Sleeping Giant Kid

17 feet long, a giant boy with cracked skin and a baseball cap snoozes under a tree, apparently for so long that his hips have sunk beneath the ground. Officially named, "The Dreamer," sculpted by David Phelps, unveiled in 1989.

Woodlands Pkwy, The Woodlands, TX
In the median of Woodlands Pkwy just east of its intersection with Panther Creek Drive, 3.5 miles west of I-45. It is in the median of a busy highway, so be careful if you want to get near it.
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The Dreamer.

Half-Buried Reclining Giant

The Woodlands is a northern suburb of Houston. The city has approximately 30 outdoor sculptures ranging from the very abstract, to herds of deer grazing in a field. One of the more interesting ones is called The Dreamer, a large reclining man who appears to be rising out of the median of Woodlands Parkway. This is a large bronze sculpture created in 1989 by artist David Phelps. When I first saw it I was reminded of The Oarsman sculpture in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.

[signmanjoe, 09/06/2014]

David Phelps sculpted the half-buried Oarsman in 1988, a year before he sculpted the half-buried Dreamer.

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