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 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.
“This book is definitely encouraging kids to explore the natural world. It’s the most real thing we have but we might take it for granted in Australia because we have some much space and so few cities.
One Thousand Trees is available from www.fremantlepress.com.au.
Artist and author Kyle Hughes-Odgers with copy of his book One Thousand Trees.