Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

Laumeier Sculpture Park; A Stroll, Part I.

Posted in photography by Jason Gray on September 28, 2009

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All Nikon D50 with Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G Lens attached.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 105-acre, veritable museum for sculpture set amid the beautiful, rolling hills and winding, forest trails just outside of St. Louis. It has been in existence since its first land was put aside in 1963, by Matilda Laumeier. In 2009, just months after his passing, there was still an emotional resonance in the air surrounding the many Ernest Trova works on display.  More—>6

A famous artist who stayed true to his hometown, Trova donated some 40 pieces of his, back in the late seventies, to help build the collection of the park and bring it some focus.  Laumeier Sculpture Park has since returned the favor by providing a loving setting for his works throughout the grounds.

9Detail of “Three Women Poets (Walking)” by Ernest Trova.

The collection just begins with Trova though.  There are seemingly innumerable pieces, both large and small, by some amazing artists, around every corner of the park.  Some of the other terrific work:

2Detail of “La Libellule” by Arman

4My beautiful wife with “Eye” by Tony Tasset

11My wife with “Crete” by Charles Ginnever.

12A man sketching the enormous “The Way” by Alexander Liberman.

15Detail of “The Way”

14“Old Buddy (For Rosko)” by Mark di Suvero.

16My wife and Mother-in-Law in Vito Acconci’s “Face of the Earth”.

17“Face of the Earth”

Part Two

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  1. […] entertaining guests, but I will be back to spend some more time there.  Part one can be viewed here. […]


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