Love this headline in today's Post-Dispatch
: "Trucks carrying giant arms, legs head through St. Louis."
At seventy feet long, "The Awakening" is Seward Johnson's largest sculpture.
The header refers to a very large sculpture that's, uh, headed -- via two flat-bed trucks -- to Chesterfield
"The Awakening," by the American sculptor J. Seward Johnson
, will be installed in the 'burb with help from Chesterfield Arts
, according to the AP story.
"This story is worthless without photos," notes commenter "Lord Dreadlow."
But Daily RFT
found one. And by the way, it's giant arms, legs and
a head that commuters may see coming through the region today...
J. Seward Johnson works in bronze.
Johnson's sculptures can be found in public squares throughout the world, including New York's Rockefeller Plaza
, Paris' Les Halles
and Rome's La Via Condotti
According to Johnson's website
, "Awakening" was selected for the International Sculpture Conference Exhibition in Washington, D.C.
in 1980 and drew visitors to Hains Point
for almost thirty years before a flood forced its move to the National Harbor.
The "Awakening" coming to Chesterfield is a second casting of the 70-by-17-foot sculpture, not the original.