Blue Trees

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Blue Trees.
Arbres Bleus.

Seattle, 2013.

These blue trees were part of an art installation (‘The Blue Trees’) by the Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos. In order to draw attention to deforestation, the trees of Westlake Park were paint in 2012 with non-toxic eco-friendly dye that was expected to wash off with the rain. But ironically, two years later, the blue color of the trees was still as bright as on the first day. Seattle’s Park and Recreation Department finally removed the blue paint from the trees in 2014.

Ces arbres bleus faisaient parti d’une oeuvre (“The Blue Trees”, littéralement “Les Arbres Bleus”) de l’artiste australien Konstantin Dimopoulos. Afin d’attirer l’attention sur la déforestation, les arbres du parc Westlake furent peint en 2012 avec de la peinture non-toxique et respectueuse de l’environnement, sensée s’enlever progressivement avec la pluie. Manque de chance, deux ans plus tard, le bleu des arbres était toujours aussi vif qu’au premier jour. L’administration des parcs et forêts de Seattle a finalement retiré la peinture bleue des arbres en 2014.

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