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The Blue Trees in Denver

Photo: Konstantin Dimopoulos

There’s a new public art installation in Denver. Work on it started yesterday and continues today. Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, with the help of volunteers, is creating his Blue Trees project. It entails painting all the trees in the Denver Theatre District blue. I can’t think of a better place or a more striking way to draw attention to global deforestation and the importance of trees to people and their environment.

The trees, instead of blending into the background, make a bold statement with their brilliant, biologically safe, water-based, non-permanent colorant.

Dimopoulos takes his Blue Trees project to cities around the country.

Photo: Clayton Perry

Photo: CBS


  1. Oh, you have them this year! Cool! Ours lasted quite a while despite the climate.
    So much whimsy. And it makes people look and think. (wonder what the birds think…do they see color? Must not smell like last year’s tree.)

    • I love the idea! Nice to hear they’ll last a while because that painting looks like a LOT of work. I’d think the birds would notice something was different, but don’t know it it would bother them or not.

    • Striking and thought-provoking. I imagine that’s just what the artist is shooting for. Observers don’t have to “like” it for it to accomplish its purpose.

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