Sydney March 2016 (5 photos)
The Blue Trees is an environmental art installation that draws attention to global deforestation by turning living trees bright blue, demanding we notice them before the Earth’s old forests are gone for good.
Using a biologically safe, water-based colourant, artist Konstantin Dimopoulos transformed these trees in Pirrama Park with the assistance of volunteers from the local community to create The Blue Trees in Sydney for the first time.
Konstantin Dimopoulos is an Egyptian born, New Zealand raised, Melbourne based artist who has created The Blue Trees in locations including: outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London, around the USA and in Canada.
Of the project, he says:
“I have always known that art is, and has always been, an extended part of nature and that art can effect social change. For that to happen, one has to move out of the art institutions and galleries and move outside among nature and people in their living spaces.”
This Art installation is now ended. The water soluble paint washed away very quickly with the rains.