Monday, April 29, 2013

St. Louis Installation and Laumeier Sculpture Park

On Sunday, April 28, Meg and I made the 270 mile trip to St. Louis to install my stone sculpture "Revelations".
 After riding 6 hours in Meg's "new" truck, we arrived safely with the sculpture at a private residence on the south side of the city.
 The installation went smoothly, and the piece looks natural in its new setting.
 This is a close-up of the sculpture.  The Indiana Limestone fits in nicely with the Missouri Limestone on the home and the bed of crushed Missouri Red Granite.
 Laumeier Sculpture Park was only 2 miles from the site!  It was an excellent treat to walk the grounds on a fresh spring day.  This is "Eye" by Tony Tasset.
 I've always been a fan of Mark Di Suvero.  He has an excellent sense of design and implied movement in his metal sculptures.  This one is titled "Bornibus".
 It's difficult to get a sense of scale in photographs - this sculpture, "The Way" by Alexander Liberman is HUGE!!!.  It's made from recycled oil tanks.
 One of the cool things about the park, besides scale, is the variety of colors and textures in the sculptures.  I thought this image of "Sugabus" by Robert Chambers in the distance was well complemented by "Alpha" by Beverly Pepper.
 "St. Loui Bones" by Robert Stackhouse appealed to my Viking heritage.
Laumeier has one weakness - there are very few stone sculptures.  I think that under this "Christo-like" winter wrapping is 1 of only 3 stone sculptures on the grounds.  I think that it is "Aurelia Roma" by Manuel Neri, but it's hard to be sure.  (all photos copyright Meg White 2013).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Don,
Congrats on your installation and thanks for the compliment. I'll look for your sculpture next time.
Rock on,
Robert Chambers ('Sugabus' bronze sculpture at Laumeier Sculpture park.