Saturday, February 16, 2008

Day 47 - The Awakening

This unusual statue has rested at the tip of Hains Point for the past 27 years, on loan to the US Park Service by the sculptor, J. Seward Johnson, Jr. It is a 100-foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth, struggling to free himself. We were fascinated by it when it was installed and have been back from time to time. Hains Pt. is just a few feet above the Potomac River and occasionally floods. There have been fantastic photos of the statue reaching out of the warter and snow. Last year Mr. Seward sold the statue to the developer of National Harbor, a new development just a few miles down the Potomac from its current location. Next week it will be removed from Hains Pt. and relocated. I wanted one last chance to photograph The Awakening and so traveled down to DC today for the shots you se here.


~**Dawn**~ said...

This is both very cool and kind of creepy.

Ampersand said...

I love this sculpture. You got some great shots of it.

I'll have to try to visit it when it gets to its new location.

Desert Songbird said...

What a shame that it's moving from the "flood" plain. I would have loved to have seen it rising from the waters.