Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Roses in Bloom on Park Avenue

Everything's coming up roses along 10 blocks of Park Avenue this spring.

Forgive the pun, but it's true. Giant fiberglass-and-stainless-steel roses were erected in January on the islands in the middle of the avenue, from 57th to 67th streets. They're scheduled to come down in May.

Me, at left, taking photos (by Gary R.)

According to the New York Times, the art installation by Will Ryman encompasses "40 buds ranging from 5 to 10 feet in diameter, with the longest stems among them sprouting 25 feet above the street."

The sculpture I came across on 59th Street, was certainly large enough to provoke a second glance and prompted an inspection of the petals and larger-than-life insects crawling across the stems.

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