Creatives Project – Konstantin Dimopoulos

I had noticed the electric blue trees in Westlake Park here in Seattle and was mesmerized by them. They almost glow in the gray Seattle skies and, now that spring is beginning to come about, even in the sunny skies too. Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos was kind enough to sit for a portrait for me this week. He is an amazingly nice fellow, eagerly answering folks’ questions about the trees as they passed us. ‘The Blue Trees’ is a statement about deforestation and, as we were talking, he mentioned “I would rather paint the trees blue than cut one down.” I thought that was pretty apt a point. I should also mention here that the pigment used to paint the trees is water soluble, will fade over time (he estimates maybe six months), and absolutely does not harm the trees.

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