In the Vineyard (June 2014)

21/06/2014
by John Doe

THE BLUE TREES PROJECT IN RED HILL SOUTH

On Easter Sunday, we opened the vineyard and invited guests to view The Blue Trees, an environmental art installation by artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos.

Konstantin launched The Blue Trees at the Vancouver Biennale in 2011 and since then he has created it to great acclaim around the USA - in Sacramento, Seattle, Houston, Galveston, Albuquerque, Norcross, the University of Florida and the Samuel Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville. Last year he created The Blue Trees outside St Paul's Cathedral in London for the City of London Arts Festival.

‘Art is about creating the crack that allows in the light of an idea to reach us,’ says Konstantin. ‘The Blue Trees creates a surreal environment, provoking us into noticing the trees. They move from mere backdrops to centre stage, reminding us of the fragility of nature, and that only 30 percent of the planet’s Old Forests remain.”

Konstantin is an established artist with public sculptures in Australia (including his linear work Red Centre below Federation Square); New Zealand and around the USA. In May he installed two public sculptures in San Diego and in June he installed a major public sculpture, Wheatfield With Crows in Edmonton, Canada.

“Konstantin will also create a public sculpture at the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale alongside some of today’s most recognised artists including Andy Goldsworthy (UK), Ai Weiwei (China), Bernar Venet (France), Jonathan Borofsky (USA) and Magdalena Abakanowicz (Poland).”