Laumeier Sculpture Park

According to Wikipedia, "Laumeier Sculpture Park is 105- acre open-air museum and sculpture park located in Sunset Hills, Missouri, near St. Louis and is maintained in partnership with St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department It houses over 60 outdoor sculptures and features a walking trail."  I could not describe it better.  Enjoy the walk with us.  it was very hot and there is a lot of space between sculptures.  You will be more comfortable touring the grounds from your easy chair.

  The Way , by Alexander Liberman, 1972-1980, eighteen salvaged steel oil tanks.

The Way, by Alexander Liberman, 1972-1980, eighteen salvaged steel oil tanks.

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  Falling Man/Study (Wrapped Manscape Figure,  by Ernest Trova, 1984, stainless steel.

Falling Man/Study (Wrapped Manscape Figure, by Ernest Trova, 1984, stainless steel.

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 Tony Tasset's  Eye , 2007, fiberglass, resin, oil paint, steel.

Tony Tasset's Eye, 2007, fiberglass, resin, oil paint, steel.

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 Vito Acconci's  Face of the Earth #2,  1988, natural concrete, gravel, reinforced rods, sod, earth.

Vito Acconci's Face of the Earth #2, 1988, natural concrete, gravel, reinforced rods, sod, earth.

  Woodhenge , by Gigi Scaria, 2016.

Woodhenge, by Gigi Scaria, 2016.

 Tom Huck's  Bugs , 2014-2015, mixed media.

Tom Huck's Bugs, 2014-2015, mixed media.

 This is  Alpha  by Beverly Pepper, 1974, steel.  Photography students are reminded that 'walking around your subject' can yield some surprising compositions.  So, being still a student of photography, I walked around this puppy a few times.  I decided that I wanted to include the tree in the background as an important compositional element. Well, that did not work for me as the tree seemed hidden even though I got the trunk centered in the back opening.

This is Alpha by Beverly Pepper, 1974, steel.  Photography students are reminded that 'walking around your subject' can yield some surprising compositions.  So, being still a student of photography, I walked around this puppy a few times.  I decided that I wanted to include the tree in the background as an important compositional element. Well, that did not work for me as the tree seemed hidden even though I got the trunk centered in the back opening.

 So, I decided to make the tree a 'less important' element and put it aside.  Nope, too weak and distracting to boot.  But, I was succeeding in showing how open this sculpture appears.

So, I decided to make the tree a 'less important' element and put it aside.  Nope, too weak and distracting to boot.  But, I was succeeding in showing how open this sculpture appears.

 Getting blisters on my big toe from walking around . . . take the tree out!  The photo is not about the tree ding bat!!!!  And the openings line up!  Whew! I decided I needed to find a statue that was functional.

Getting blisters on my big toe from walking around . . . take the tree out!  The photo is not about the tree ding bat!!!!  And the openings line up!  Whew! I decided I needed to find a statue that was functional.

 This will work as a functional statue.

This will work as a functional statue.

  The Palm at the End of the Parking Lot ,   by Robert Lobe, 1995, annealed hammered aluminum, stainless steel, dead walnut tree.

The Palm at the End of the Parking Lot, by Robert Lobe, 1995, annealed hammered aluminum, stainless steel, dead walnut tree.

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See below.

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  Walking Roots, by Steve Tobin, 2002, cast bronze.

Walking Roots, by Steve Tobin, 2002, cast bronze.

 George Greenamyer's  Heritage Schooner for Debra Lakin,  1998, forged and fabricated steel, steel pipe, machined steel and mechanical parts, granite base and industrial enamel.  Magical subtraction by Tom allowed this sculpture to fly free.

George Greenamyer's Heritage Schooner for Debra Lakin, 1998, forged and fabricated steel, steel pipe, machined steel and mechanical parts, granite base and industrial enamel.  Magical subtraction by Tom allowed this sculpture to fly free.

  La Libellule,  by Arman, 1996, patinated bronze and gold leaf on steel.

La Libellule, by Arman, 1996, patinated bronze and gold leaf on steel.

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See below.

 I read this twice.  Now I better understand why I flunked 'Appreciating Sculpture 101" in college.  I was simply looking for my weekly butt shot to maintain my illustrious membership in the Butt Photography Club!

I read this twice.  Now I better understand why I flunked 'Appreciating Sculpture 101" in college.  I was simply looking for my weekly butt shot to maintain my illustrious membership in the Butt Photography Club!

  Functional Waterway for the Thirsty,  by kindhearted plumber.

Functional Waterway for the Thirsty, by kindhearted plumber.

  Ball? Ball? Wall? Wall? , by Donald Lipski, 1994, 55 marine steel buoys.

Ball? Ball? Wall? Wall?, by Donald Lipski, 1994, 55 marine steel buoys.

 Robert Chamber's  Sagabus,  2004, bronze with patina.

Robert Chamber's Sagabus, 2004, bronze with patina.

  Bornibus,  by Mark di Suvero, 1985-87, steel, cable.

Bornibus, by Mark di Suvero, 1985-87, steel, cable.

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 St. Louis FD's  Here for the Park Dog, 1999, steel, paint, water pipe.

St. Louis FD's Here for the Park Dog, 1999, steel, paint, water pipe.

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  Donut No. 3,  by Fletcher Benton, 2002, COR-Ten steel.

Donut No. 3, by Fletcher Benton, 2002, COR-Ten steel.

  Ada's Will,  by Jene Harrington, 1990, reinforced steel, concrete paint.

Ada's Will, by Jene Harrington, 1990, reinforced steel, concrete paint.

  Flowers,  by Mother Nature, 2017, soil, water, sunlight, bees.

Flowers, by Mother Nature, 2017, soil, water, sunlight, bees.

  Untitled,  by Donald Judd, 2004, concrete with steel reinforcements.

Untitled, by Donald Judd, 2004, concrete with steel reinforcements.

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  Ricardo Cat,  by Niki de Saint Phalle, 1999, urethane skin on steel, ceramic tile, stained glass mirrors, stones, in epoxy grout, silicone grout.

Ricardo Cat, by Niki de Saint Phalle, 1999, urethane skin on steel, ceramic tile, stained glass mirrors, stones, in epoxy grout, silicone grout.

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