Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos
Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos uses environmentally safe pigments to paint the trunks and limbs of trees in urban areas to help raise awareness of the nearly 32 million acres of forests lost each year around the world. Via 4culture he says:
Through my work I am striving to address global issues and provide a visual platform to effect change. So many universal concerns seem larger than an individual’s power of influence and I want to evoke in people the idea that we can all contribute to change in a positive way.
Dimopoulos has painted trees in Melbourne, Vancouver and Virginia and will be coming to Seattle this week. (via tree porn)
Excellent, glad you were able to see them. I may owe a trip up to Seattle for them.
Saw them in Seattle yesterday at Westlake park downtown. I pass by there every evening on the way home from work and have been on the square there many times over the years and the first thing that struck me was “I didn’t realize there were so many trees there”.