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Boy with Hawk

Grogan's Mill Shopping Center
The Woodlands, TX 77380
"Boy with Hawk" by Charles Parks was installed in at the Grogan's Mill Village Center in 1998. The bronze metal casting sculpture stands at 10 feet high and weighs 1,200 pounds. Below the sculpture is a plaque from the artist that says, "Back when doves and hawks meant peace-loving or war-loving, it seemed important to symbolize the need for balance in our view of world affairs, and so the human being supporting both the predator and prey. Making sculpture takes a lot of time and as I worked on this piece week after week, it seemed the work took on a broader and more important meaning: that we have the capacity in a sense, to balance the world's ecology or to destroy it. this bronze sculpture of a younger man is meant to symbolize that balance and choice.