By David LeVinePublished Nov. 1, 2018 12:31PM ESTWashington, D.C. — On Nov. 2, 2018, a group of neighborhood artists decided to paint a tree at a local church.
The church, which has been around for more than a century, was renamed “The Capitol” after the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D,C.
The group, called “The Tree Project,” took the tree out of its previous residence, the Capitol Hill Park.
The group used a local tree spray paint to paint the tree.
A tree spray painting by a group in D.S., DC, on the Capitol, Nov. 6, 2018.
The TreeProject, a small group of artists, decided to repaint the tree, with a tree painting by local artist, Michael R. Moore.
“The tree painting has been going on since November 2nd,” said Moore, who has been painting trees in the area since he was 12 years old.
“[The tree] will be in the middle of the Capitol for a while,” Moore added.
As the group painted the tree at the Capitol this past weekend, they noticed that some people were wearing red.
After a few conversations, Moore realized that the red people weren’t wearing a red coat.
Moore, who is a licensed tree painter, told The Washington Post he’s not bothered by the reds or the other colors.
“If they’re dressed as a police officer, I’ll be a little more worried,” he said.
When Moore painted the “blue collar” coat, he didn’t expect it to draw so much attention.
“I didn’t know that a lot of people wear blue collars,” he told The Post.
Even though the tree painting is not the first time the group has painted the Capitol in the neighborhood, Moore said they were surprised at the attention.
The tree that was painted was an oak tree, a tree that has been growing in the Capitol’s woods for decades.
Moore, a certified tree painter who has painted trees in his neighborhood for more or less 10 years, said he’s happy to have painted it.
“It’s nice that they were excited about it,” he added.
“The whole tree painting had a little bit of a different feel to it, and I thought it was fun,” Moore said.
The group’s next goal is to paint more trees in other parts of the neighborhood.
They also plan to paint in Washington Square Park, which is just a few blocks from the Capitol.
It will be interesting to see how people react to the new tree.
“We’ve only painted a tree once in our neighborhood, so we don’t really know if people will be too happy to see one of these,” Moore joked.