Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos raises awareness of deforestation by calling attention to trees in urban landscapes. His art installation arrived in Seattle this April as part of his international art installation, The Blue Trees.
Sixteen honey locust trees at Westlake Park and 40 Jacquemontii birch trees planted along the Burke-Gilman Trail sport the color, made from natural materials that will fade over time. Trees that may have once been overlooked will be hard to ignore, adorned in brilliant blue ultramarine.
The project not only is a great first step in raising awareness of deforestation, but in raising the awareness of the great environmental, economic and social benefits urban trees provide.
The Blue Trees installation will be visible for 6 months or more.