Friday, October 16, 2009

the awakening (also called the giant)

1980's sculpture by J. Seward Johnson. The piece is 70 feet in length and 17 feet high at its tallest point. Consists of 5 separate pieces an outstretched arm, a hand, a leg, a foot and a head completed with a gnarled beard. it weights 4700 pounds and is made of cast aluminum. The day was dark and rainy, perfect day for a giant waking up!

6 comments:

jeanmac said...

Wow! I'd freak out to run across this on a dark scary night:)

patty said...

Jeanmac, its hard to get this in perspective when you are on the same level as it. it is pretty cool though

Coastal Aussie said...

That looks completely amazing! I love it - excellent photos.

patty said...

coastal, thank you for the compliment! i love digital cameras!

Babaloo said...

What a stunning sculpture! Must be even more impressive up close.

Blogaire said...

"The Awakening" is fabulous - made me smile! I love this type of art!