On August 21st, we wrote of changes at the Central Park Rose Garden, in preparation for construction of a pergola in the Garden this Fall. A major change was removal of Robert Blood’s sculpture Variations on the Chinese Character “Yuan”, to make room for the pergola, with a promise that The Yuan would return. I am pleased to say that Yuan Is Back, reinstalled in a far front corner, close to the Crime Victims section, near the roundabout at Iroquois Way and Monument Hill, and across from the Dog Park.
This posting has images of the re-installed sculpture, from various perspectives. Although it is currently standing on a bare patch of crushed stone, it will again be surrounded by bushes and plantings either before winter or in the Spring. Click on the inividual photos for a larger version.
The Slideshow below has about a dozen photos. To see a larger version of a photo in the Slideshow, pause the Slideshow and right-click on the image, you can see a larger version, then choose Show Image in Separate Window.
Here’s my favorite photo of the Yuan in its original location. It’s impressionist feel says “unfocused” to some viewers, but now it whispers “hazy memory” to me.
- For more information on the Rose Garden, go to the website of The Rose Garden Restoration Committee.