Blue Trees

 

Blue Trees, during October 2012, trees changed color, but not all of them changed naturally. From Oct. 15-19 2012, the University of Florida hosted the “Blue Trees,” an internationally renowned artistic project by Konstantin Dimopoulos.Dimopoulos, an Australian artist, worked with UF students to color trees on campus, using environmentally safe pigmented water. The colorant will be a vibrant blue. Through the installation, Dimopoulos aimed to increase awareness about the threat of global deforestation. He also hoped to spread the message that trees should not be an ordinary, almost invisible, part of life, because they are important aesthetically and environmentally.UF is presenting “Blue Trees” in part to showcase the land-grant university system’s 150th anniversary, UF’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and the value of public art. The exhibit was made possible through the UF Office of the Provost, with additional tourism marketing support from VisitGainesville. Enjoy a video of the Blue Trees


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