123 March 2, 2011 - Delicate Pen

Park Avenue

BY jane, ON Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I happened upon these rose sculptures along Park Avenue, while taking a stroll around town. Talk about a pick-me-up!  The display is sponsored by the Sculpture Committee of the Fund for Park Avenue and the New York City Parks and Recreation Public Art Program. The 38 giant pink and red roses are by artist Will Ryman. Half of the roses have been sold already! Some of the petals were designed and sold as chairs. (Really.)

Park Avenue is a street with no buses. On the islands separating up and downtown traffic, there is always a spectacular rotating display.  From January to May this year, these larger than life rose sculptures loom over each intersection from 57th to 67th Street. They are such a perk to the street and city. Better yet, they are a precursor to the annual tulip display soon to follow!

A bouquet of roses rising above Park Avenue

A closer look, complete with lady bug on top!

Personal stationery by The Delicate Pen with Red Climbing Roses