Brother Mel's Sclupture Park


Take a nice walk with your LCA through a sculpture park.

I like to visit a sculpture park in kirkwood Missouri at the campus St. John Vianny High School. I took my Likeadreamy #25 camera for these shots. And the few shots and doubles were made with my LCA+RL. There is also a gallery called Marianist Galleries which has been open to the public for some 40 years. The man who runs the gallery and park is an Marianist Monk (Bro. Mel belongs to the Marianist, or Society of Mary, Catholic religious order) named brother Mel (Melvin Meyer).

As a talented young student he studied with “Yoki” Aebisher in Fribourg, Switzerland and Jacquesla Chaveillier in Paris France 1958. In 1960 he earned his master of art At University of Norte Dame Indiana studying under Ian Mastrovic and Jean Charlot. Over the years Brother Mel has crafted over 8,000 Pieces.

In the late 50’s brother Mel did a motorcycle 14,000 mile ride (Che style), through nine European countries. It is while on this trip he observed the Europeans penchant for thoroughly using and re using all types of materials; he witnesses recycling before it was chic. He has put to use old tools, wagon wheels, bicycles in his sculptures. You can see more of Brother Mel’s works and philosophy in teaching in his new book “Brother Mel: A Lifetime of Making Art”


written by blue-dog on 2009-09-09 #places #sculpture #artist #location #arts #monk #lca-rl #sculpture-park #outdoor-art #art-outdoors #art-monk #likeadreamy-25


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wao ! You took great advantages of these sculptures ! Great shots !

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    the first shot looks like a mirror in water

  3. cyanwater
    cyanwater ·

    I agree with mephisto19! Thought it was a mx! Great!

  4. alpacaangel
    alpacaangel ·

    I like this place

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