Star of Persia
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I first saw a star of Persia on the High Line. It must have been late summer, when they are straw colored seed balls poking out of the foliage. Star of Persia has an unexpectedly large and playful flowerhead, and at the time I thought it looked like a burst of fireworks suspended. For this drawing, I made the flower just past its puffy purple bloom stage in May and on its way to the seedhead that made such an impression on me. Its stars are distinct, blooming and fading forever.
This edition was created in collaboration with Friends of the High Line, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these editions will benefit Friends of the High Line.
Inspired by the flora and fauna of the High Line, Foxtail Lily and Star of Persia are a celebration of the new half-mile section of the park, inaugurated in September 2014.
Amy Jean Porter | See All Editions
Amy Jean Porter grew up in Oklahoma and Arizona and currently lives outside of New Haven, Connecticut. Porter has drawn more than one thousand species of animals for her ongoing project All Species, All the Time. Individual series within the project include North American Mammals Speak the Truth and Often Flatter You Unnecessarily, Tiny Horses Say What and Freaked Out Monkeys in the Trees. She has presented solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Antonio and Paris, and her drawings have been published in Cabinet, The Awl, McSweeney's, Meatpaper and elsewhere. Her first book, Of Lamb, a collaboration with the poet Matthea Harvey, was published by McSweeney’s in 2011. Learn more about AJP through our In the Studio interview!
Friends of the High Line | See All Editions
The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.
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