A few weeks ago, A. and I took a stroll along Park Ave. to check out artist Paul Kasmin's blooming installation "The Roses." Thirty-eight pink and red rose sculptures as tall as 25 feet were placed along the avenue's mall between 57th and 67th streets complete with larger-than-life ladybugs, ants, beetles and bees. In addition, 20 rose petals are scattered about to create sitting areas once the temps go above freezing levels, I presume.
They felt a wee bit out of place with all the surrounding snow, most of which has melted by now, but it was so nice to see such cheery colors amidst the dreary white and gray.
"The Roses" will be on view through May 31, 2011 just in time for the real blossoms to dress the city once again.