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The Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos

Seattleites are doing a double-take: Dozens of trees along the city's Westlake Park and Burke-Gilman Trail have suddenly turned an electric, Yves Klein-esque blue. The azure raid is the work of Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, who performed similar mischief at last year's Vancouver Biennale. The shocking Smurf hue, not usually associated with trees or environmental art, is designed to remind viewers that something unnatural is happening to our planet. (The ultramarine pigment is, Dimopoulos swears, biologically benign.) -Eviana