NEW YORK, NY — In honor of its 35th Anniversary, the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy collaborated with world renowned artist Alexis Rockman to create a limited edition silk scarf featuring his beautiful watercolor Meadow.
Rockman, a New York City-based, American contemporary artist, who grew up visiting Central Park, is known for his paintings and works on paper that depict ecology. His love of nature can be seen in his work, making his watercolor a perfect fit to represent Central Park.
Beginning in November, the 36-inch by 36-inch silk scarves with rolled edges, in a beautiful gift box — featuring a meadow of delicate flowers on a backdrop of blue — are available for $250 (not included tax and shipping) at centralparknyc.org/wcscarf, and the Conservancy gift shops in Central Park. Considering Mr. Rockman’s career, the scarf is sure to become a collector’s item. It can be a source of joy either worn or framed on a wall.
The funds raised from the sale of the scarf will help to restore the Conservatory Garden, Central Park’s six-acre masterwork of formal garden design located off Fifth Avenue between 104th and 106th Streets. Today, diminished by decades of wear and tear, the Garden’s distinct pavements and walkways need restoration; the fountain systems are in need of modernization, including those of Untermyer and Burnett fountains; and the landscape’s unique architectural and decorative features, including the wisteria pergola, require refurbishment.