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.
Address:
Woodlands Pkwy, The Woodlands, TX
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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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.

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

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