Meet Diego and his flock of pink flamingos, Boston Seaport’s newest residents!
If you’ve been to the Seaport lately you’ve probably been left wondering what the flock is going on with the Seaport Common. Well, it would seem like an unusually quiet and still flock of bright pink flamingos have taken over the Common as part of the district’s latest public art exhibit.
The flamboyant flock, which took over the empty space left behind by Mi Casa Your Casa and its fun swings, pays homage to one of Massachusetts lesser known icons: Diego, the pink, plastic flamingo.
It is true, Seaport’s What the flock? exhibit pays homage to the original pink flamingo, named Diego, which was created here in Massachusetts back in 1957 by Don Featherstone who was later awarded the Nobel Prize for Art in 1996 for this favorite symbol of American kitsch.
An unusual bird for the cold climate of New England, Diego and his descendants have always been produced in Massachusetts, first in Leominster by Union Products and now in Fitchburg by Cado Manufacturing.
Now the flock is making its way across the state to help brighten up the last few days of winter and usher in the brighter and sunnier seasons. What the flock? will be at the Seaport Common until Tuesday, March 30, before it makes its way to The Street Chestnut Hill and MarketStreet Lynnfield on April 2. So make sure to pay Diego and his iconic flock of Massachusetts-born flamingos a visit before they fly away!
[Featured image: Boston Seaport]