Tony Tasset, Deer, 2015.Photo by Tim Johnson; courtesy of Kavi Gupta and the artist, Tony Tasset.
Laumeier Sculpture Park marked its 40th anniversary with the installation of a new larger-than-life sculpture designed to celebrate the unique environment created when art frames nature. Deer, 2015, a 12-foot-tale sculpture of a white-tailed doe, was installed Aug. 15, and joins the park’s Permanent Collection in the Way Field.
The new sculpture, which is made of painted, steel-reinforced fiberglass, was created by Tony Tasset. Tasset’s Eye, 2007, is one of the park’s most iconic sculptures. Tasset’s new installation at Laumeier encourages visitors to explore how nature has become out of balance in today’s urban and suburban spaces, and the impact that humans have had on the species around us. The new sculpture is expected to become another icon and photo opportunity within the park.
Laumeier Sculpture Park is located at 12580 Rott Rd., St. Louis, MO. Laumeier is one of the largest and first sculpture parks in the country and offers classes, summer camps, free family days, stroller tours and more. The park is free and open daily.