Laumeier Sculpture Park is full of surprises and worthy of multiple visits.
Tony Tasset (b. 1960 in Cincinnati) received his B.F.A. at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1983 and his M.F.A. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1985. Tasset works with video, photography, bronze, wax, fiberglass, film and even taxidermy. Go past Tasset’s Eye and on the horizon of the southern field you will see this 12’ tall Deer by Tony Tasset. He’s new to the park.
Jonathan Borofsky (b. 1942 in Boston) earned his B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, in 1964 and his M.F.A. from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1966. Man with a Briefcase has been moved to a new location at the entrance to the trail.
Sol LeWitt (b. 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut) earned his B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1949. LeWitt is considered a founder of both the Minimalist and the Conceptual art movements. His Intricate Wall is showing some signs of wear and tear.
Joseph Havel (b. Minneapolis in 1954) earned his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and his M.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Havel is currently the director of the Glassell School in Houston. His Twins is proudly displayed near the garden in front of the estate house and is a bronze casting of twin bed sheets which appear to point to the sky.
Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. Nassau, the Bahamas, in 1925) designed a unique site-specific place entitled Four Shades. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. Look for the model maquette nearby.
Jerald Jacquard (b. 1937 in Lansing, MI) earned his B.A. in 1960 and his M.A. in 1962 from Michigan State University. Jacquard was a professor of art at Indiana University for more than 25 years. His Cube Squared is made of Cor Ten steel, is painted a light blue and is positioned along a trail.
Charles Ginnever (b.1931 in San Mateo, CA) received his B.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1957 and his M.F.A. from Cornell University in New York in 1959. Crete is a visual treat made of Cor Ten steel that must be viewed from many angles.
Pearl Fryar (b. 1939) is a self-taught topiary artist living in Bishopville, South Carolina. His Topiary trees are maintained by the county and are sure to bring a smile.