The Blue Trees is a project by Egyptian-born artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, which brings environmental consciousness and social action together in a uniquely beautiful and captivating installation. In this internationally renowned event, a series of trees are colored with a water-based, environmentally safe, blue pigment, transforming the trees into sculpture. What was once taken for granted and unseen suddenly comes to the forefront of our attention and is the impetus for dialogue about global deforestation and its impact on world ecology, and how we individually and collectively shape the natural world around us. An ephemeral work, the striking ultramarine trees will gradually revert back to their natural state over a four-week period.
During Dimopoulos’ visit to Breckenridge from August 10–16, the artist will engage in free public discussions about the importance of trees to the ecosystem. The week will culminate with Dimopoulos and a team of community volunteers coloring trees at several sites in town.
The Blue Trees is ultimately a worldwide effort. The Breckenridge installation extends and reinterprets the original project launched in 2011 at the Vancouver Biennale.
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