Some people like to imagine there's fairies at the bottom of their garden - Kylie Adele knows full well she has a giant living on her front lawn.
The Paterson sculptor is working on what she believes could be one of Australia's largest sculptures - The Rise of Og.
Once complete, the sculpture will be 25 metres long. (For context the Marino at Gouburn is 15 metres high and 18 metres long.)
Kylie's sculpture depicts the historical figure King Og, a giant, emerging from the earth.
Once completed Kylie hopes her work of art can be enjoyed by the public and even become an international tourist attraction.
She has approached both Maitland and Newcastle councils with the offer to gift the work, which she estimates would be worth $500,000, for a public open space.
"It's meant to be in a park and hopefully will be a tourist attraction," she said.
"It is such a large project, it needs to be seen, it's not meant to be sitting in my front yard. It's meant to make people smile."
The diminutive Kylie's passion for the project is nothing short of a feat of stamina, endurance and fortitude.
The face alone is two tonne of hand mixed concrete. His face is 3 metres long and the hand is about 2.5 metres long. A wrist, hand, knee and foot are yet to come. Over the concrete goes a layer of liquid copper patina.
"It's mentally and physically challenging," she said of her labour of love.
"I believe it will be Australia's largest sculpture, and no solo female artist has embarked on a project this large in Australia."
There is a similar giant sculpture in Maryland in the USA called "The Awakening" which people from all over the world flock to see. Og will be similar - except The Awakening is made from stainless steel and Kylie's creation is sculptured from concrete.
Kylie's "daytime job" is a Life Style/Mind Set Coach/Counsellor but she has tertiary qualifications in fine art and ceramics.
"I've always been an artist. I have to go to work to fund my addiction," she laughed.
An avid traveller, the last place she visited before Covid applied the screeching brakes on the world's travel dreams, was Greece.
"I fell in love with Greece," she said.
"A lot of my other sculptures are based around Greek mythology. When I went over there it was their history, their beliefs, the way that they sculpture ... it's just me."
That's just a part of the inspiration for Og.
"It's what we are going through at the present time," she said.
"Og wasn't a particularly pleasant character in his day and the reason I wanted to make him was the way things are, it kind of feels like it is the end of days at the moment in some ways. This is bringing a giant back into the world. The rise of something not so great."
She hopes people will not only look at him but sit on and touch him. He won't break, she says with "more concrete in him than Hitler's bunkers".
"I would like people to smile when they see him, start thinking and try and take the focus off some of the negativity that is currently in the world."
"We have such a beautiful country, it's so diverse with all our different cultures - it just lacks a giant sculpture.
So, as Kylie hand mixes barrows full of concrete in her front yard six days a week, what do the neighbours think?
"We do have people driving up and down the street who stop and the neighbours do come over to have a look at what this crazy woman is up to."
Og's hand has been entered in Sculpture by the Farm which will be held at Fosterton, just outside of Dungog from October 1-10.
"I am definitely finishing it by the beginning of December as I cannot do this in summertime," she said.
"It's just too hot so I have to make the most of these cool months."