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Why is this tree different from all other trees?

Date uploaded: July 4, 2013

The Blue Trees | City of London Festival 2013, England
St Paul’s Cathedral Festival Gardens | Devonshire Square | Aldermanbury Square

In Konstantin Dimopoulos's environmental installation, The Blue Trees, the colour and the Tree come together to transform and affect each other; the colour changing the Tree into something surreal. The Tree is rooted in the earth yet reflects what we may lose.

In The Blue Trees, the colour and the Tree become a sculptural work referencing people’s lives, their daily existence and how individually and collectively we shape the world we inhabit. Dimopoulos strives to make art an extended part of nature which can effect social change, and the way for that to happen involves moving out of art institutions and galleries and locating it outside among nature and human beings in their living spaces.

Dimopoulos considers The Blue Trees to be a project that has a strong regenerative aspect to it, an organic artwork that is continually changing and evolving from site to site. From season to season the trees grow through the cycles of nature and the colours change and disappear: 'There is a sense of time as a part of the concept. Time that determines our own existence is measured through these trees.'

The Blue Trees are sited at Festival Gardens, St Paul's Cathedral; Devonshire Square; and St Mary Aldermanbury Square.

Dimopoulos is a sculptor, performance and installation artist who creates artworks that are grounded in my sociological and humanist philosophies.

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