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Brief Published: 3 May 2012

The Blue Trees Project


Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos is promoting sustainable forestry in outdoor areas by painting clusters of trees a vivid cobalt blue. Dimopoulos uses a biologically safe pigment that washes away with rainwater.

While areas of plant life in Melbourne, Auckland and Vancouver have already been painted, Dimopoulos is currently working in the USA, painting trees in the Westlake Park and Burke-Gilman Trail, both in Seattle. He is expected to bring the project to Miami, Boston and London in the near future.

”Colour is a powerful stimulant; a means of altering perception and defining space and time,” says Dimopoulos. “The fact that blue is a colour that is not naturally identified with trees suggests to the viewer that something unusual, something out of the ordinary has happened.”

Konstantin Dimopoulos