Friday, July 10, 2020
More Winter Flowers have arrived along the fence at La Plaza Cultural on Avenue C at Ninth Street...
Rolando Politi created these unique sculptures from discarded materials in 2000, and displayed them at the community garden. The Winter Flowers, numbering nearly 250, had to be removed when La Plaza received a new fence last year.
He started hanging them back here in May.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• Winter Flowers return this spring at La Plaza Cultural
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
[Photo Sunday by Dave on 7th]
Winter Flowers, the unique sculptures that adorned the fence at La Plaza Cultural for nearly 20 years, returned to part of the community garden/green space over the weekend.
Last spring-summer, La Plaza received a new fence here on Avenue C at Ninth Street. The previous chain-link fence was sagging in spots and in need of repair.
With that, the handmade sculptures from discarded materials that Rolando Politi started creating in 2000 had to be removed in the fall of 2018. The collection had grown to nearly 250.
[Photo from September 2018]
While GreenThumb community gardens operating on NYC Parks property are currently closed to the public (open to gardeners only for necessary maintenance) you can check out the Winter Flowers along the fence simply walking by... and we've already heard from several residents who said they were happy to see Rolando putting these colorful creations back along Avenue C...
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Garden volunteers today (around 10 a.m.) will start removing the Winter Flowers from along the Ninth Street side of La Plaza Cultural at Avenue C.
Rolando Politi started creating these handmade sculptures — best seen in the winter — from discarded materials here in 2000. The collection has grown to 244.
Here's what's happening, via the La Plaza e-newsletter: "Some will go to other gardens, some into storage. They have to come down in part because we're getting a new (and sturdier, more permanent) fence next year."
Volunteers likely won't get to all the work today, focusing on the sculptures that need restoration.
The flowers will remain along Avenue C...
In December, Politi is publishing a book of his work titled "Winter Flowers" ...
You may email Politi here to reserve a copy of the book.