Giganticus HeadicusGregg Arnold stands in front of his biggest artistic accomplishment, Giganticus Headicus, a 14-foot tall sculpture that has become a popular attraction to motorists traveling Route 66. DOUG McMURDO/Miner

KINGMAN – Gregg Arnold doesn’t take offense when people tell him he has a big head.

That’s because he’s got one. A really, really big one. It’s called Giganticus Headicus, and anyone whose seen it while driving down Route 66 about 18 miles north of Interstate 40 in Kingman has undoubtedly done a double-take.

Giganticus Headicus is green, stands 14 feet tall and is essentially a replica of the ancient stone monoliths known as Maoi that surround Easter Island in the South Pacific.

A certified welder by trade, Arnold said “The Andy Warhol Diaries,” which were published after the artist’s death in 1987, inspired him.

“The creativity just flew there,” said Arnold. “I always wanted a place like that and I thought, “What better place than Route 66?’ read more..