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Friday, January 21, 2011

Giant flowers

This coming Tuesday, artist Will Ryman will launch an installation called The Roses on Park Avenue -- they're 38 giant pink and red roses, along with beetles, bees, ladybugs, aphids and thorns (which the New York Times says will "stir a sense of foreboding"). Twenty petals will also be scattered on the ground, six of which will double as lawn chairs. The flowers will stay up through May as "the artist's love letter to New York City." Can't wait to see it!

P.S. Remember these waterfalls?

92 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

How awesome!! When I go into the city next week I'll HAVE to look for it!! I love these big art projects!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Giulia said...

I just read about this...I was relieved to see they'll be up until May. I'll be up to NYC by then & will pop by...really fun. I wonder what Toby will think? There were so many comments yesterday that I didn't leave one. But there was much squealing here about his pix. Who has a right to be that cute?!

xoxo

Susan & GG

Rachel Dangerfield said...

"The artist's love letter to New York City." How cool is that? I hope I can make it up there to see the installation!

Tricia said...

Those are amazing! I cannot wait to see them. I especially love the fact that the petals on the ground will double as lawn chairs. Brilliant.

Michelle said...

Oh wow, they look so beautiful! Really brighten up the place, as flowers do! ;D

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PoetessWug said...

You can never go wrong with flowers!! ^_^ And flowers all over town?!...SCORE!!!

Karena said...

Joanna, how wonderful, very exciting. I love to see all genres of art! Public Art is so important..

xoxo
Karena
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tanya said...

so fun!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a brilliant idea..I bet it will look even more incredible in person:) I love art like that! Kisses and have a lovely Friday

Shanti Knight said...

so cool! I *loved* Olafur Eliasson's waterfalls.

megan said...

how cool! i love this so much!

my little apartment said...

yes! the waterfalls were amazing. I'm so glad that I ended up in NY a few times while they were up. so weird and awesome.

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

What a sight! Will make a point of seeing it when I'm next in NY!

xx Katie

AbbieBabble said...

I guess I'll DEFINITELY have to plan a trip down before May- this sounds like so much fun!

Jess said...

That sounds amazing! Oh, how I would love to live in NYC!! xo

annawithlove said...

I would love to be in the city and photograph those! so lovely!
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ashley maureen said...

how fun! that expression of love is so unique- and one that everyone can share!

C. said...

Oh I love this idea- especially with this treacherous winter. It's -20 below windchill in Chicago right now!

Erin said...

This is amazing!! It makes me want to plan a trip to NYC just to see the exhibit. I love roses.

gemma said...

amazing!

Caton Ann said...

love this!

Ana* said...

how creative. I love it!

esdelope said...

So cool! Reminds me of something Jeff Koons would do!

Becca

Kelsi said...

Oh my, I love this! Let's hope I will be able to make it to NYC by May to see this! (and sit in one of those flower petal lawn chairs ;)

LaetiCliClacHop said...

Ohh, it's really nice !! In Lyon, France, we have a huge bunch of colorful flowers near to the biggest square of the town ! So, even during rainy days, we have some colors !!

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dorothy said...

we were there for the waterfalls, they were so pretty. please post pics when the flowers are there... i like living vicariously through New York pics, wish i was there, just not now when its frigid!

Cara {An Urban Cottage} said...

Defintely some Winter eye candy. This reminds me of the cows we had in Chicago a while ago ... love it!

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Stephanie said...

Wow! Well, I normally make it into NYC once or twice a month (spending the day there tomorrow, so I'll just miss the flowers!). I'll have to be on the lookout for them over the next few months. :-)

EMILY said...

I love this. My sister (a freelance floral designer) sent me this article a few days ago. Oh that magical moments of New York. Love that.

amynicole said...

that is sensational! i LOVE it! maybe we'll have to get on a plane and explore New York just to see those beautiful flowers!

Ashley said...

How pretty! I love installation art! it's so fun! =)

Bronwyn said...

Pretty! Those would definitely make me smile...

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Blue Is Bleu said...

They're so amazing! I'm headed to the city sometime next month so I'm glad I'll get to see them in person!

B. Inspired. said...

Thats cool!!!

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abby said...

that part of town needed some romance :)

Brittany H. said...

I wish I could live in New York. This is so cool.
Have a great Friday Joanna!

X,
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lauren said...

ah this is so wonderful! thank you for sharing! i did see the waterfalls. did you see the statues surrounding madison square park - the event horizon project? i loved getting to show that to friends while the visited the city. the roses will be a cool new place to take my friends!

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2 by Design said...

I swear, New York is so rad. The only thing I can see them doing here in the desert is a giant scorpion or something (which makes me want to DIE).

Also, thanks for the sweet comment yesterday! We're very excited :) I have zero idea what I'm doing, but that's part of the fun right?? Eek!

S. said...

really a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!1 :D kiss J.

Ylenia said...

wow! that's quite an installation!!! flowers in the city!

Ylenia
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Academichic said...

These are beautiful! What a great way to embellish an urban setting!

I just wanted to pop in and comment because I was so flattered to see your comment on my preggers post recently. I am a huge fan of your site and a regular reader and it was such a lovely surprise to have you stumble upon my post. Thanks for the nice comment!

Happy Weekend to you and the Family!

S.

SublimeHues said...

Thank You for sharing this! It looks incredible! I wish I could see it in person.

Melissa Blake said...

How amazing! It looks like a fairytale come to life!

Katy Mary said...

So cool! I hope I make it to NY to see this.

Monica from Hola!design said...

oh lovely I hope I get to see it.

Nuha Sofiyan said...

This is why I wish I lived in NYC! Or atleast within driving distance. soo jealous! How fun would it be to hunt down all 38 petals? I'm going to live through you on this one, if you spot any on your daily errands please take a picture!

17 Perth said...

These are fascinating! Wish I was in NYC now! Enjoy. Have a great weekend. xoxo

monkeyandsquirrel said...

oh man... most of the time i don't miss living in the city too much, but when things like this happen it makes me long for it again. this just doesn't happen down south!

Hilary Grace said...

Whoa! Perfect opportunity to plan another trip to the city. My husband has NEVER been (the horror!) & what better time? Thanks so much for sharing.

I also like the springtime feel it will give. This stretch of winter always seems to be the dreariest.

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Kayla said...

Wish I could see it.

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Miss Val's Creations said...

How fantastic! This sounds amazing! I wish I could go see the roses. ~Val

ms. awesome said...

Fabulous! I hope we'll be able to make a trip to NYC to see 'em!

Erika@PlaceboLife said...

what an exciting project! wish i could go see the live installations in NYC.

sara said...

a love letter to new york city, i love it!

dizzy_izzy said...

Love those! The waterfalls were installed during my first trip to the city, and I instantly fell in love (with them & the city)! Oh and not forgetting when the Met had Koons on the roof ~swoon~

Holly said...

that sounds amazing! oh, how i miss nyc.

Bethany said...

It's definitely time for me to visit New York. I wish the artist would come and do something like that for Chicago!

Gangsta Bride said...

A sense of foreboding? Wha?? Lawn chairs? Huh?

He must be a genius because I don't really get it.

Bumble Lush said...

I remember the waterfalls and I also remember the Gates (shudder)

Kendra said...

These look so awesome! I was in NYC when the waterfalls were up a few years back... made the boat ride through the river that much more amazing!

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jennywren said...

sounds fantastic! maybe i need to visit NY before may to see them :)

The Girlie Blog said...

What a great way to beautify the city!

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Christina said...

Wow! Amazing!

Jess Switzer said...

love this! beautiful!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

makes me wanna go to new york. and i just can't get over those pics of toby right below this post. :)

Katie said...

cool! is there still snow in nyc? that could look pretty interesting, flowers covered in snow, as if they're evergreens...

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xx

ladybonq said...

THESE are a few of the very awesome reasons why i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to live in NY. the creativity is always flowing...

(i live in L.A.)

Elissa said...

Those are amazing. I can't wait to see them in person!

magdalena viktoria said...

makes me miss NYC :(
but how very, very cool

Marisa Midori said...

This would be so neat to see in person! Wish I was in New York.

Anonymous said...

Amazing!

lizzie said...

those are sooo stunning...love this.

Lucy & Madi said...

Thank you so much for posting this...I just love when "our" city does this sort of thing. And roses beat those orange gates any day!

kimchicsisters said...

So cool!

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Anonymous said...

love this! beautiful.

Wesley's Girl said...

Can't wait to see it in the Spring!

Liv said...

Oh that's really nice! Most things get interesting when you make them really small or really big.

Jessica (Hey Lola) said...

Oh, wow...I reallyreallyreally wish I could just hop on a plane on a whim so I could see these...how cool!

Emily Jean said...

very cool!

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Earths Elegance Design said...

What a great concept! Can't wait to see it! Thanks for yet another excuse to visit NYC :)

Anonymous said...

omg will be there today i hope to see them

Espen said...

AH! I can't wait to see it!

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