Friday, March 18, 2011

Roses on Park Avenue


A series of sculptures called "The Roses" can be seen along the traffic malls on Park Avenue in Manhattan, between 57th and 67th streets from January 25th through May 31st, 2011.


The Paul Kasmin Gallery, in conjunction with New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee, is funding the display of Will Ryman’s 38 sculptures of rose blossoms towering as high as 25 feet, complimented by 20 individual scattered rose petals,

I took these photos during the last week in February, right before I went on my trip to Sydney, Australia, (which you can read about on this link) so the pretty roses have a sugarcoating of fresh snow that fell that morning.


The gallery web site states:
"The Roses will present viewers with a sculptural tribute
to the larger than life qualities of New York City."


"Colossal blossoms ranging from five to ten feet in diameter at the bud will spring up from steel stems in eight clusters of four to six rose buds each. Drawing inspiration from nature’s cycles and seasons, each cluster is complete with an inhabiting brass ladybug, aphid, beetle or bee for an element of both reality and humor in reference to the viewers’ own bug’s-eye-view of The Roses’ gigantic blossoms."


Here are more of the roses in front of Christ Church United Methodist,
located at Park Avenue & 60th Street in Manhattan.


The large colorful pink roses certainly helped to brighten the winter landscape!


A close up of the sculptures brass beetle and ladybug on a few of the roses.

The New York City Parks and Recreation web site states that "the exhibition is meant to be fun and playful."   Seeing this beautiful sculptural rose display certainly put a smile on my face, and I hope it will do the same for you!

PS: I'm still waiting for our second grandson's birth!  My daughter-in-law and son feel that this weekend's "Super Perigee Moon" might encourage that to happen. You can see more about this event on this video:




Make sure to look up at the beautiful perigee moon this weekend!


Joining Beverly at her blog  How Sweet the Sound for "Pink Saturday." Please visit Beverly today to see links to all the wonderful pink posts!



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56 comments:

Donnie said...

I know with the Blog day of silence I'm probably not supposed to be commenting but I just love the Rose sculptures in New York. Have a great weekend. Hope that baby comes soon.

Vee said...

Now that certainly is the kind of sculpture that this old gal can appreciate. It did make me smile and I am sure that it brightened those winter days.

Come on, Perigree Moon and do your thing! I did take note of the moon last night through the mists. Amazing what one can see late at night while out walking a dog.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Love those huge, whimsical rose sculptures!

Thanks for letting us know about the Perigee moon. We may have to drive to the lakefront to see it rise tomorrow, if it's clear enough.

Claudia said...

Pat - those roses complete with the bugs are so playful I cannot stand it. These are times when New York "gets it right!"

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

New York is just a fun place. I can't wait until my visit. The roses I'm sure brighten everyone's day. Nothing like a new baby!! Hope all goes smoothly.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Those sculptures are amazing Pat! Such a beautiful sight in the middle of the city-enjoy:@)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

That is a traffic stopper. I'm with Donnie. Hope that baby comes soon.
Sam

La said...

Beautiful roses that will never wilt. I hope your new grandbaby makes its debut this weekend. La

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


I heard about it and will try to watch it!
And of course will check this roses in NYC.


~ Gabriela ~

diane b said...

What beautiful sculptures to brighten up the city in winter. The snow frosted ones look great. The bugs are neat too.
The waiting game is exciting and worrying all at the same time. Hope all goes well. The video didn't make an appearance on my screen.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH MY HEART, Pat. You know how crazy I am about ROSES... Wow---I'm tingling all over!!!! ha

I would love to see those sculptures. They are fabulous.

Thanks for sharing. You are SO blessed to get to see that beauty.
Hugs,
Betsy

Theanne and Baron said...

Beautiful roses...love the bigness and the bugs! Great photos! Rooting for the perigee moon and baby arrival...! Hope all goes well with Mom and babe!

Carol said...

Beautiful, I love it with the coat of snow, but I bet they'll look so pretty in the warm, spring sun, too!

Hope that little guy makes his entrance soon!

Barbara F. said...

Love those rose sculptures. Thanks for the info on the perigee moon. I will make a point of checking it out. Hope that baby makes his debut this weekend. xo,

Honey at 2805 said...

The sculptures are terrific! Happy Pink Saturday! Please drop by for a Giveaway!

Old Kitty said...

Oh my stars!!! Pat!! I'm Cancerian and ruled by the moon and if that moon is gonna be MASSIVE tomorrow I may just implode!! LOL!!! Wow!!!! I hope to get a pic of it!! Thanks for the really amazing fun and informative clip about perigee and apogee moons!!! How amazing is the moon - amazing!!!!! Oh wow, I'm very very excited about this moon!!

And I do hope your beautiful grandson will arrive then too!! That would just be PERFECT!! I have everything crossed for you and your family!!!! Yay!!

Oh wow these roses are fabulous! I love the detail - the green thorns, the bugs, the folds of the petals!! I love scupture that's fun and accessible and free to see!!! Yay for New York for embracing such a brilliant aesthetic concept!!!

Have a great weekend Pat - all the best with Grandson Of the the Perigree Moon!! Take care
x

Sarah said...

Perfect Pink Saturday post. These sculptures are really fun.
So you are still waiting? ;-)
~ Sarah

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Aren't those roses awesome! I would to see them and they are so pretty with snow on the petals!
HPS!
Jil

Dianne said...

The roses are ever so pretty especially with the snowdrop frosting. just beautiful!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi Pat
First I hope your grandbaby is born tomorrow since it's a special day : )
Never heard of that moon. That was interesting and again it happens on a very special day, lol.
I've been to your blog before, I'm from BUBBLIN' OVER, but changed last month. I was with you in spirit when you took us to that indoor Italian market that was crazy busy. Forget the name now.
I'm not a cook, but my hubby has happily taken over in the kitchen. It's all his now. He's also blogging about it OMG.
Happy PS and there really is no place like N.Y. anytime of the year. The art of Roses is something else. Very cool.
We go to N.Y. a couple times a year.
I see you met Diane last St. Patty's day. cool.
Ok time to move on.
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

Maison Mutt said...

Oh! I had to stop and enjoy each picture. What beautiful sculptures & your photos were perfect. Thank you for the beautiful post. Happy PS!
Licks & Wags, Niki

thestonerabbit said...

Those rose sculptures are gorgeous...especially with the frosting of snow!!

So glad you had great temps in Brooklyn today! Ours were as warm as yesterday, but they were still keepers! We took our grand girl bowling for the first time!! She's a natural at Bumper Bowling...she beat her grandpa! Ha! It was awesome!

I was hoping I'd read that that your little #2 Grand Boy had arrived. Maybe his mom and dad are right...perhaps the Perigee Moon will be his entrance cue!

Have a happy Pink Saturday! L, Dana

Ginny said...

These roses are phenomonal!!!! How long will they be there? I hate it when there are beautiful artistic dispalys like this, and then they take them down!! And I love the ladybug!! Thanks so much for the info about the moon, I will be ready!!

LV said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful roses on Park Ave. I will never get to see them in person, but truly enjoyed them through your lens.

Lisa RedWillow said...

How very beautiful and unique. The moon also is very interesting and I wonder if our weather patterns will change even more.
Thanks for the welcome back.

Terri Morse said...

Thank you for those wonderful photos! The sculptures are magnificent! They go a long way to cheer up NYC. I love the ladybug! I hope your grandchild arrives this weekend! Terri

Farmchick said...

I read a news article today about the "supermoon". Interesting for sure! These roses make an interesting display against the city backdrop.

Jo said...

those roses are just fabulous!!!

The Gathering Place said...

New York has so many different and interesting things to admire. The giant roses are awesome!

Margaret said...

Thank-you Pat, I LOVED the snow dusted pink roses on Park Ave.!! I am joining your prayers for a safe healthy delivery of your grandson.
Also, thank-you, I really enjoyed viewing Your Sydney,Australia. You are so wonderful to share your travels! I am happy that You were able to join your husband on his work trip. I will waiting daily to hear of baby news...
Margaret from B.C.

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

How upbeat and fun the rose sculpture idea is!

I bet your grandchild is born this weekend. The Perigree moon is magic.

Trotter said...

Hi Pat! For many years 56th & Park was my address when in New York: The Drake Swissotel... Saw many exhibitions in Park, but never Roses... ;)
The Supermoon video is amazing!!

OK; I know that contemporary art doesn’t take unanimous approval... But some pieces are worth seeing. Check it at Blogtrotter Two, enjoy and have a superb weekend!!

GrandmaK said...

So very lovely! I especially like the picture of the roses with snow on the petals. Love this post! Lucky you to be able to "walk among the roses." have a grand day! Cathy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

What a sight it must be to see such huge roses!! Very fun!

Congrats on the upcoming event of your 2nd grandson Pat!! Such a blessed event that will be. I'm praying for a beautiful and easy delivery for your DIL and new grand.

big hugs, Sherry

nanny said...

I love all of the special events and exhibits New York hosts!! What a great city. Beautiful shots.
Oh the moon was so pretty last night, can't wait to see it tonight! Baby will surely come tonight!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I can't wait to hear grandbaby news!! =)

The rose sculptures are really stunning. Thank you for giving us a view! And, the moon was beautiful even last night! Can't wait to see it tonight.

Annesphamily said...

You have the most unique blog ever! I love those flowers. What a treat to see them in person! Have a terrific weekend and Pink Saturday too! Hugs Anne

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love your pinks. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sheila said...

The roses provide a nice contrast to the gray buildings. I imagine they would make most people smile. You commented on the perfect condition of my coverlet. It's not in perfect shape. There are some holes here and there but it's still a real treasure since it's at least 150 years old and is handwoven. Thanks for your comments Pat!

Tara said...

Hi Pat

Another grandboy on the way! How nice for your family--i am going to have to make the Guiness stew, looks great!

Pondside said...

The moon is fabulous here this week - I got up to turn off the porch lights and realized that it was moonlight.
I love the roses in the snow on Park Avenue!

Daniella said...

I saw them on the Sunday news!! They had the artist on as well, annd he thought the big blossoms with the snow was a fabulous reminder that spring will come!! How awesome that you live right there!! I am 2 hours away, and we go to the city when we can, but not as often as we used to, kids have so many plans and sports, and the hubby works too much, ugh.

Thank you for showing them to me again!!

HPS!
xxDaniella

Yvette said...

A lovely post, Pat. As usual. :) Those rose sculptures are something else. I love when this kind of public space art goes on. All towns and cities should have this sort of thing. (I'm dreaming, I know.)

H said...

I love the roses! They add such a splash of colour to the city landscape.

The moon is huge here tonight (Saturday). It is definitely worth seeing.

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, these are spectacular! My daughter and her family have just moved to upstate New York and I can't wait to take them to the City when their little one gets a bit older! I love New York! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I still haven't gotten to see these roses so I'm glad you sent along these lovely photos. I'll sure be watching the moon tonight.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful...roses in the snow in New York!

All the best as you wait! We will be waiting for the grand announcement!

bj said...

These are just fabulous. Love the touch of whimsy....

Ola said...

Thank you for this superb tour throuhg the streets of your city! Somebody had a very creative idea how to add some colors to a winter city:)
Have a nice week!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Wow, these are fantastic! XOL

Sea Witch said...

things are always bigger in NYC. What fun these lovely roses are, especially since they are snow kissed. Hope the perigee moon pulls in that new grandson too. Sea witch

Lynn said...

Love the huge roses with snow on them! "Larger than life" concept of the roses to show NYC off is perfect. I lived 150 miles from NYC for almost half my life, loved taking the bus to the city and walking everywhere. Have not been in years and years. Seeing these delightful roses sure made me miss NYC. Happy PS.

ARLENE said...

Thank you so much for sharing these lovely sculptures. I hope I get to Manhattan before they're gone.

merrilymarylee said...

I think I shall send this to our city officials. I think they'd finally get unanimous agreement that these are WONDERFUL!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Pat. Any baby news yet?

I love your new banner. It is perfect.

And, I am so loving these sculptures. What a wonderful treat for everyone. A perfect harbinger of Spring.

Sarah said...

How pretty! Can't wait to hear the grandbaby news...congratulations!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah