French artist Guillaume Legros aka Saype creates an artwork called “Beyond Crisis” with an eco paint made out of chalk and coal over a 3000 sqm field during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Leysin, Switzerland, April 24, 2020 in this picture obtained by Reuters April 26, 2020. Valentin Flauraud/SAYPE/Handout via REUTERS
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – 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 en.saype-artiste.com/lumiere 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.
“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.
Reporting by Denis Balibouse; Writing by Francois Murphy