Donut No. 3

If you visited Laumeier Sculpture Park this weekend the boots sticking out from beneath various sculptures were not necessarily part of any instillation… just a dude taking random photos. More about the above sculpture below:

Fletcher Benton, Donut No. 3, 2002, COR-TEN steel

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified


76 thoughts on “Donut No. 3

  1. what a unique angle. can almost imagine seeing the boots – and hearing the camera clicks πŸ™‚
    thanks for sharing the link – i would never have guessed what the sculpture looks like based on your photo.
    there is a similar sculpture in Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, and YMMG (=you made me google) and I tried to find some info on it, but to know avail. Will have to look at the sculpture itself when I am there next to see if there is a sign. But it really could be related to yours – not a twin, but at least a second cousin πŸ™‚
    thanks for sharing!

    • Yeah – it’s funny – I nearly included just a general link to the park’s homepage, then it occurred to me people would probably wonder what the piece looked like as a whole… couldn’t believe I nearly missed that!
      Interesting! I guess I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was a close relative… sculptures seem very well traveled, don’t they, P&K?!

  2. You said “donut”, and the fat kid in me got excited for a sweet, donut giveaway! Although I’m sad at a lost opportunity to snack, your photo and the sculpture are pretty darn cool πŸ™‚

    • If it makes you feel any better this thing didn’t taste nearly as good as I’d hoped. AND I think I chipped a tooth. Now I whistle every time I try make an ‘s’ sound!
      And CONGRATULATIONS to you, Ms. N!!!

    • Thanks, Ms. D!
      It’s funny… I nearly included only a general link to the park’s homepage, then it dawned on me people might like info on what I was shooting, too! Yikes, some days (and by some days I mean… pretty much all of them)!

  3. It’s a bit of a bait and switch to lure me over here with promises of chocolate-iced pastries and just present a picture. But since you’re so talented with this whole picture business, I’ll forgive you.


  4. Bob, have never been to St. Louis, except on layovers via TWA during college.. ah the days of Student Stand-by fares…. And TWA. Am so intrigued by your photos from the area that I’ve got to visit.
    This pic is amazing, from the angle to your imaging skills.
    The boots killed me! Good thing there weren’t stilettos laying about… I would have attempted to try them all on and ignore the sculptures.
    WONDERFUL work as always!

      • Thank you so very much, Ms. B! I sincerely appreciate that! I’ll go ahead and add YoYo-Dyne to mine, too! (Just don’t tell anyone, because I’m SO far behind on mine and there are SO many people I desperately need to add)! I’m so dreading updating mine I usually try to pretend like it doesn’t even exist unless someone specifically mentions it! DENIAL!

    • There are some pretty cool places around the STL… once I work up the nerve to actually leave the apartment! A lot of the museums / parks / etc. are free, too, which is always nice.
      Hahaha… that reminds me… (different place) but there is a sculpture of a shoe made of shoes not to far from here (I think… it might be a stiletto… maybe).
      Thanks so much, Ms. B! You are always very, very kind!

  5. It is always a treat calling by
    your Space SIG and I agree
    with everyone here, this is a
    fine study my great friend πŸ™‚

    Keep up the most excellent work πŸ™‚


    • Thank you so much, Ms. K!
      I was very happy to see the sun come out last weekend! At first I thought it would be only rain… which makes my boots even more reluctant to leave the apartment!

  6. Intriguing composition. As always, very well done. There is an advantage to digital; if you had photographed “Donut No.2” with film, then you would have been up all night developing it using coffee. πŸ˜€

    • Why thank you, sir!
      Yeah, as a 3D whiz you probably noticed this one was shot at a fairly sharp upward angle… which gives it some height, I think. It’s a fairly tall sculpture to begin with – but that’s nearly impossible to tell from the shot here and on the park’s website (not much around it to provide any sense of scale).

  7. Mmmm….donuts..
    Hey where’s the donut???
    Where’s the chocolate icing???
    Guess I’ll just have to settle for the awesome photo.
    Actually it was only last night that I told Michelle that I was craving iced donuts

    • Man, I hear that, Tony!
      Iced donuts pretty much always sound appetizing!
      None to be found over here at the moment, though – they never seem to last very long around me!

  8. This vaguely reminds me of Pink Floyd and Deep Purple album covers. That’s a nNicely exposed shot in difficult lighting conditions and it sounds like you had to put quite a bit of physical effort into it too (as well as risking a gentle tap-tap-tapping of the truncheon on the boots for yout trouble! Nice work Bob πŸ™‚

    • Ah, Floyd… the masters of mello… I’ll sure take that!
      Thanks so much, Martin! As you probably guessed I did quite a bit of dodging/burning here… but then I usually do… all part of the fun!

  9. I am just calling by again to have
    another look at this one, you always
    manage to offer something truly
    amazing my great friend πŸ™‚

    This is one of the reasons that I
    enjoy calling by here, to see your
    inventiveness first hand πŸ™‚

    Have a fine rest of evening SIG πŸ™‚


    • Many thanks, sir!
      Your great kindness and support is always appreciated!
      I’m always very happy to see you’ve had a chance to stop by!
      I hope you’re having a good one, Andro!

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