An international project firstly realised in Melbourne, Australia then in Vancouver, Canada and which the artist is taking around the world, this is an eagerly anticipated event. Dimopoulos will transform trees at Brick Bay into an electric ultramarine blue walkway using biodegradable pigment.
The vibrant Blue Trees call to attention the issue of deforestation and its impact on global warming. Every year some 800,000 miles of forest are felled, trees which breathe for the planet, and without them temperatures rise. Often overlooked in daily life, trees are enormously important to our survival.
In nature, colour is used as both a defense mechanism, a means of protection, and as a mechanism to attract. The artist explains “The Blue Trees attempts to awaken a similar response from viewers. It is within this context that the blue denotes sacredness, the reverential”.