POSTED BY admin | April 12th, 2011
I took Kon back out to Port Moody just before he had to fly back to Australia. We have been receiving so many amazing images of the Blue Trees in Port Moody, that we just had to see them for ourselves!
When you pull up to the Port Moody Civic Centre, you’re greeted by electric blue trees shaded by a pink and white umbrella of blossoms. To add even more impact to this already picturesque life size art, they city has planted countless vibrant yellow daffodils.
Kon was over the moon when we pulled up to the civic centre and said, “everyone can really see that the blue colourant hasn’t harmed the trees if they’re blooming like this!”
Here are some pictures that show just what I’m talking about!
POSTED BY admin | April 4th, 2011
Last week, Kon was given the opportunity to share his ideas behind his Blue Tree project on Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer. This gives a lot of great insight to Kons mindset throughout this project and you can see first hand how passionate he is about the environment and the work that he is doing.
POSTED BY admin | April 1st, 2011
I was speaking with an Executive director of another non-profit foundation, who told me that although Yue Minjun’s “A-maze-ing laughter” wasn’t her favourite piece of public art it was, hands down the most successful piece of public art that she had ever seen!
Why do you hang art on your walls at home, or put up pictures of your friends and family? Turning a house into a home is about personalizing your environment or “humanizing our environment,” says Australian Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos. The role public art plays in our cities is the same.
“Public art humanizes an environment, the same way hanging a picture on your wall at home does. It add so much more to our communities and gives others a sense of who we are as a community.” – Konstantin Dimopoulos
As the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale draws to a close, we’ve launched out new, “It’s not the same without sculpture” campaign! We’ve taken to the streets and wrapped up five of your favourite pieces with our custom police style tape to mark the end of our Biennale and let you know that these sculptures that have been a part of our daily lives for the last two years will be de-installed in June 2011.
It’s easy to see these amazing pieces of public art and not question how they came to be and who’s in charge of keeping them there, but this is bound to get you talking. Not happy with the idea of these being de-installed – speak your mind and let your city know, because the next Vancouver Biennale isn’t until 2013!
POSTED BY admin | March 31st, 2011
The Blue Trees have officially landed in West Vancouver! On the corner of Marine and 14th you can now see some of Kon’s lovely electric blue trees!
This is the first step by Grosvenor to brighten up some of their land that has, until now been unoccupied.
We’ve had visitors from local papers and many locals themselves stopping by and asking, “so what’s the deal with these blue trees?” Here’s a look at what you’ll see if you pop by for a visit – but don’t worry, because on Saturday they’ll be standing tall and planted firmly into the ground.
Everyone and their dogs were there - literally!
doing an interview