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The Cahoon Museum of American Art commissioned artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to create a bold and colorful environmental installation during the spring of 2019. With the help of community volunteers, the artist will colored trees on the Museum’s grounds a vibrant shade of blue. The blue pigment is safe, environmentally friendly, water soluble and washes off easily. Over time, rainfall will return the trees to their natural state.

Konstantin Dimopoulos created The Blue Trees as an on-going environmental art installation to draw attention to global deforestation and the importance of trees to the planet. The artist believes that by changing our familiar landscape, even for a brief amount of time, his work can generate thinking and discussion throughout the community. The Blue Trees installations have occurred in major US cities including Seattle, Denver, Palo Alto, and Houston, and internationally in England, Germany, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore.