Have You Ever Seen Electric Blue Trees?
Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos has colored some of Seattle’s trees a vibrant, ultramarine blue as part of his international art installation “The Blue Trees.”
The project, at Westlake Park and the Burke-Gilman Trail in Kenmore, is meant to draw attention to deforestation.
Dimopoulos isn’t using paint, as he doesn’t intend to turn the trees permanently blue. Instead, the colorant is made from azurite — a vibrant blue rock — and water.
“Blue is not a color we normally associate with trees, so he is transforming the trees,” said the artist’s wife and manager, Adele Dimopoulos. “This creates a pause for people to stop and actually notice the trees.”
Over time, the vibrant blue will fade and be washed away by rain.
His hope is that by creating a striking contrast between what trees look like normally and the blue that he will color them, he can get people to stop and educate themselves on what the project is and what it represents.
The Dimopouloses will head to Florida after completing the installations in Seattle.
OH NO…he is heading down our way…BLUE PALM TREES…I just can’ t imagine.
“I don’t have the answers but I can raise the issue,” Dimopoulos said.
It’s actually quite intense and beautiful. But I will say…I left with my mouth just hanging open!
Some have already asked if this is real and I didn’t photoshop the trees…NO, I didn’t photoshop the color…what you are seeing is for REAL!
Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:
One of the number one problems I am hearing bloggers are having nowadays…is leaving the computer behind!
You need to surround yourself with inspiration outside of your computer.
Visit museums, take a cooking class, read a new book or take weekend trips to fun destinations.
All of these things in turn will in turn into BIGGER ideas for your blog. In turn this will make YOU a better blogger.
I absolutely ADORE this blogging community, but I can tell you life is too short to sit behind a computer all day my friend.
Any thoughts on this subject?
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