Stunning Electric Blue Trees Spring up in Seattle

by , 04/03/12
filed under: Art, Design, Gallery

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Dimopoulos’ use of ultramarine blue (so reminiscent of James Cameron’s Avatar) was probably coincidental, but his desire to create some kind of sacred awareness of our primordial tree species was not. He writes on his website that “The Blue Trees is a social art action. Through color I am making a personal statement about the spirituality of trees and their importance to our very survival: trees are the lungs of the planet.”

Although once-ubiquitous Redwoods, Sequoias, and Oaks that stood proud and tall in forests around the planet are never likely to come back to life, these colored trees will eventually revert to their natural state. In the meantime, Dimopoulous hopes that his work will inspire others to notice what is reverential about the trees that we have so thoughtlessly razed. They are an unusual canvas, but incredibly powerful all the same.

+ Konstantin Dimopoulos

Via This is Colossal

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  1. Alfredo Guillen May 28, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    This was dine in Houston about 5 years ago…

  2. sah0041 January 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    What product would I use if I wanted to do something similar in my backyard?

  3. nan j May 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Going to paint a couple of the trunks in my back yard…any particular product recommendations?

  4. galea June 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I hope the paint doesn’t harm the trees. Environmentally safe is good, of course, but I wonder whether covering the bark with paint is harmful to the trees at all.

  5. sheileagh April 6, 2012 at 3:59 am

    The blue trees are a fab. idea! Wish we could all do something similar in each of our personal domains, to draw attention to preserving beautiful trees for future generations.

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