20 Knots: Daffodils for Boston
A garden of modern art sprouts in Seaport.
This installation was originally created to celebrate the Boston Marathon and springtime in our beautiful city. Twenty 20-foot-tall flowers inflate and change direction with the breeze; twenty knots (about 23 miles per hour) is the ideal wind speed to activate the work.
Why daffodils? These flowers have come to represent new beginnings for Boston, lining the Marathon course each year to spread a message of resilience and hope. Now, as our neighborhood blooms anew, this message feels more welcome than ever before.