The Conservatory Water
Inspired by the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, this storybook-perfect spot is a delightful throwback to an era before iPhones, the 24-hour news cycle and preschool admission exams. You can rent the boats by the half hour. We recommend at least an hour, and leave the iPhone at home.
Designer: Adrienne Wong
Process: Silkscreen, 3 colors
Dimensions: 12 in x 18 in
Central Park serves as the apotheosis of an idyllic American childhood — a childhood of carousels and toy boats, of ice rinks and small castles, of playgrounds and bridges — and its magical allure is undeniable for child and adult alike. This series celebrates these landmarks, which over the years have transcended their original function to loom much larger than their intended purpose to become part of the collective American mythology.