From April 1st until April 30th, a public art installation named 20 Knots: Daffodils for Boston will be blowing in the breeze in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. Returning for its fourth year, these yellow and orange daffodils stand at 20 feet tall, and they expand and change direction with the blowing wind.
Seaport initially commissioned this installation from the New York-based artist Daniele Frazier to align with the 2019 Boston Marathon, as daffodils line the Marathon course every year to spread a message of resilience and hope. Now, the daffodils take on a new meaning to signal the start of spring in our beautiful city.
The name 20 knots references the breeze that blows these giant flowers through the air – twenty knots, or about 23 miles per hour, is the ideal wind speed to activate the work.