The "Awakening" was created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. in 1980. The aluminum sculpture is buried in the ground, giving the impression of a distressed giant attempting to free himself from the ground. The left hand and right foot barely protrude, while the bent left leg and knee jut into the air. The bearded face, with the mouth in mid-scream, struggles to emerge from the earth.
The "Awakening" was installed on October 19, 2009. This monumental sculpture, measuring 70 feet in length and 17 feet at its tallest point was first cast by sculptor Seward Johnson in 1980 for a sculpture exhibition in Washington, D.C. This second casting is a permanent addition to the Chesterfield landscape.
The sculpture is located near Central Park and The Offices at Chesterfield Village.