The Blue Trees Are Coming The Blue Trees Are Coming The Blue Trees Are Coming

The Blue Trees, 2006, Melbourne Australia, Photo Courtesy of the Artist

The Blue Trees, 2006, Melbourne Australia, Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Like light rail, another big , sounds-good idea that isn’t worth it, Houston Art Alliance’s project to bring Blue Trees to Houston is going forward with a similar well-intentioned inevitablity. Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos will arrive next month to create the temporary public art installations at two sites, coloring trees with biologically-safe, water based ultramarine mineral pigments with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Last August, a reception to meet the artist was attended by a roster of Hermann park VIPS and public art mavens, assuring the project would go forward despite little public support: the project has raised only 1% of its $10,000 goal on HAA’s Power2Give website.

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15 responses to “The Blue Trees Are Coming The Blue Trees Are Coming The Blue Trees Are Coming”

  1. ug, take ours please, they won’t fade and it looks like the Smurf’s landed on our campus.

  2. Who do we contact to volunteer? My class heard something about it.

  3. Are you kidding me Bill Davenport? This is awesome, albeit a straight up rip off of Yves Klein’s aesthetic. Houston could certainly use more large scale temporary art, and I think inviting international artists in here is extremely beneficial for the local artist community to learn from.

  4. Who wrote this article. Sounds like it was written by someone haveing a really bad day…

  5. Yeah, I think I deserve that money TOO!!

  6. You are right, Bill. HAA and Civic Arts in Houston are so far behind when it comes to the boom that is happening nationwide with permanent and temporary art projects. HAA seems to “shop” for public art instead of invite top curators to select quality work that truly integrates with Houston. What can we do to change the dialogue in town? We are missing the boat. Public art is “THE” buzz word for urban planning and we seem to have missed that idea…..

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