Artist Will Ryman’s towering rose sculptures have been seen all over the US and across New York’s Park Avenue. Sculptor Will Ryman, whose monochromatic roses (most recently seen on Park Avenue) are scattered around the grounds in the form of petal chairs and towering, long-stemmed arrangements.
This year, Miami’s Art Basel enjoyed the addition of a colossal rose bed, soaring at over 20 feet high, over the beach front of the Sagamore Hotel. Set to “bloom” on November 27, the rose will remain on display though December 4, the last day of the celebrated Art Basel Fair.
A native New Yorker, Will Ryman is internationally known for his large-scale figurative sculptures based on urban scenes and oversized flora. His work steadily incorporates a range of materials including plaster, fiberglass, stainless steel, paper machê, magic sculpt, brass, copper tubing, and cast aluminum. A writer turned artist, Ryman’s work is heavily influenced by the works of absurdist playwrights and philosophers.