Book gets an art boost through shop windows
KYLE Hughes-Odgers took to the streets of Perth last week to spruik his new book in the best way he knows how – with art.
The nationally-recognised Fremantle-based artist took over the front windows of High Street’s New Edition bookstore, Dymocks in Joondalup and Victoria Park’s Crow Books, designing and hand-painting a special piece of work for each store to promote his new book One Thousand Trees.
Hughes-Odgers said the book, told through the daydreams of a young girl, was all about teaching children to appreciate nature and to use their creativity to better the world. “I love visiting Boranup forest and I thought there could possibly be an idea in a daydream book about trees,” he said.
“I have travelled to many big cities across the world and think the built environment is relentless. It would be nice for children in Perth or Tokyo or Berlin to have a little reminder to think about the natural world.”
Hughes-Odgers said his book is aimed at encouraging kids to explore the natural world.
“I wanted a book that would remind kids to appreciate nature – even if they are surrounded by it or if they are surrounded by concrete and glass,” he said.
One Thousand Trees is available from www.fremantlepress.com.au
Hughes-Odgers’ book is aimed at encouraging kids to explore the natural world.