Schaumburg, Illinois: Half-Buried Giant Woman

A 40-foot-long limestone woman lies half-buried under a grassy mound. It's art.

Prairie Center for the Arts

Address:
Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL
Directions:
Prairie Center for the Arts. In the park on the southeast corner of Schaumburg Rd and Summit Drive. Park in the lot for the Prairie Center for the Arts and follow the path; the sculpture is between the pond and the outdoor stage.
Admission:
Free
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Half-Buried Giant Woman.

Half-Buried Giant Woman

Took my tennis team to see the Half-Buried Giant Woman!

[Sara Richardson, 10/26/2019]

Awakening Muse.

Half-Buried Giant Woman

"Awakening Muse," 40 feet from head to toe, is a sculpture by Don Lawler and Meg White. It "depicts a female figure stirring from her slumber beneath the earth," according to its accompanying plaque. To me, it looks like some poor gigantic woman desperately clawing out of the earth after being buried alive.

[John Takao Collier, 08/09/2016]

The plaque states that the 2006 sculpture "excites imagination and brings inspiration to its viewers," so imagining that it's clawing its way out of the ground is perfectly acceptable.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Pharmacy Museum in a Drug StorePharmacy Museum in a Drug Store, Roselle, IL - 3 mi.
Medieval TimesMedieval Times, Schaumburg, IL - 3 mi.
Elk Pasture - Town Elk HerdElk Pasture - Town Elk Herd, Elk Grove Village, IL - 4 mi.
In the region:
Booby's Sign, Niles, IL - 13 mi.

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