The Awakening

While leaving Central Park in Chesterfield today, we noticed something strange across the street–what appeared to be a partially buried giant, trying to free himself from the ground!

I will admit, I don’t “get” a lot of art, this sculpture included. It does look pretty cool, however, and after doing a little research, I found that it’s not quite one-of-a-kind. It’s called The Awakening, and was cast by Seward Johnson. The original was not cast for Chesterfield, though–it was done as part of the International Sculpture Conference Exhibition in Washington D.C. over 30 years ago! The Chesterfield version, which is 70 feet long and 17 feet tall at its highest point, like the original, was unveiled in 2009.

It’s kind of cool that there’s a duplicate of a famous Washington D.C. sculpture right here in the Midwest!

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