One of my favorite sculptures has moved. “The Awakening,” for nearly thirty years, has been at Hains Point in Washington. The setting was perfect for it, with the views of the water and the monuments surrounding it. A developer bought it and had it moved to his new baby, National Harbor. A shame, because I’m not sure if the surroundings will fit the piece. But, hey, it’s his dime.
Why is it my favorite? It’s about coming out of the ground to breathe new, fresh air. For some of us, it’s about breathing anew.