Making Art for Her Community: Daniele Frazier’s Giant Flowers

Daniele Frazier with a scale model from her Giant Flowers installation

Daniele Frazier with a scale model from her Giant Flowers installation

This year, Daniele Frazier installed the first-ever work of public art in New York City’s Highland Park, which straddles the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The Giant Flowers consists of five brightly colored blossoms made of nylon, each ten feet long and installed atop tall metal posts to catch the wind.

“Making something for my community, and receiving their support in the process, has helped me avoid getting hung up on small details and remain focused on the big picture,” Frazier says.

Recently, her community was able to see The Giant Flowers bloom — the installation opened to the public on June 23.

Assembling a paper daffodil

Assembling a paper daffodil

Frazier in the letterpress studio.

Frazier in the letterpress studio.