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The souls of the Earth emerging UP, through the soils of continents.

The Awakening (1980) is a 70-foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth, struggling to free himself, located at National Harbor in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.. It was created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr.

The Awakening (1980) is a 70-foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth, struggling to free himself, located at National Harbor in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.. It was created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr.

Another view of The Awakening

Another view of The Awakening

Another view of The Awakening

Another view of The Awakening

A fountain at the gardens of Versailles in France.   Designed by Gaspard Marsy in 1675.

A fountain at the gardens of Versailles in France. Designed by Gaspard Marsy in 1675.

Another view of Encelade - leader of the revolt of Giants - crushed under rocks and transforming into Mount Etna.

Another view of Encelade – leader of the revolt of Giants – crushed under rocks and transforming into Mount Etna.

Another view of our Giant

Another view of our Giant

Mano de Punta del Este  is a sculpture by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal.  It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand and is located on Brava Beach in Punta del Este, in Uruguay. It is also known as either Hombre Emergiendo a la Vida (Man Emerging into Life), Monumento los Dedos (Monument of the Fingers).  In English, its popular name is The Hand .

Mano de Punta del Este is a sculpture by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand and is located on Brava Beach in Punta del Este, in Uruguay. It is also known as either Hombre Emergiendo a la Vida (Man Emerging into Life), Monumento los Dedos (Monument of the Fingers).
In English, its popular name is The Hand .

Another view of The Hand

Another view of The Hand

The Mano de Desierto is a large-scale sculpture of a hand located in the Atacama Desert in Chile, and was constructed by the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal.  Irarrázabal used the human figure to express emotions like injustice, loneliness, sorrow and torture.  Its exaggerated size is said to emphasize human vulnerability and helplessness.

The Mano de Desierto is a large-scale sculpture of a hand located in the Atacama Desert in Chile, and was constructed by the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal.
Irarrázabal used the human figure to express emotions like injustice, loneliness, sorrow and torture. Its exaggerated size is said to emphasize human vulnerability and helplessness.

Another view of the Hand of the Desert.

Another view of the Hand of the Desert.

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2 comments on “The souls of the Earth emerging UP, through the soils of continents.

  1. Miriam Sagan
    June 3, 2014

    Reblogged this on Miriam's Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond and commented:
    I’ve always loved this giant in the earth in the D.C. area. But most of these Titans are new to me–enjoy!

    • FMR
      June 17, 2014

      Thank you, Miriam – glad to expose people to new and exciting art projects!

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