A French artist known for massive works of graffiti on grass best seen from the air presented his latest piece on Sunday in the Swiss Alps – a coronavirus-related picture of a girl looking towards the horizon.
The artist Saype, whose real name is Guillaume Legros, has painted his temporary, biodegradable images on lawns from Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast to the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, often depicting children or a close-up of two people’s hands gripping each other’s forearms, Reuters reported.
“Beyond crisis”, his new work on a clearing in the Swiss resort town of Leysin, shows a girl sitting, completing a chain of stick figures holding hands.
“The fresco of more than 3,000 square metres evokes the building of a world with more solidarity and more humanity,” Saype said in a statement.
According to Economictimes, the artwork covering 3000 square meters was produced with biodegradable paints made from natural pigments such as coal and chalk. The artist aims to send a message of hope and positivity to the world in the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic.