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The image provided on Sunday, April 26, 2020 shows a giant landart painting titled “Beyond Crisis” by the French Swiss artist Saype at the mountain resort of Leysin, Switzerland, Friday, April 24, 2020. The 3,000 square meter artwork is produced with biodegradable paint made from pigments naturally like coal and lime. This artist aims to send a message of hope and positivity to the world in the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Valentin Flauraud / Keystone via AP)

In a display of solidarity during a time when the majority of the world’s population was confined to the four walls of their homes, French artist Guillaume Legros, better known as Saype, created something to share with the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saype’s latest fresco painting in Leysin, Switzerland, shows a young girl looking forward to the mountains of Switzerland, sitting in front of a line of people hand-drawn in hand. The image covers more than 32.00 square feet in the lower Rhone Valley and is best seen from the air.

“Even though we are all affected, we face different challenges or struggles and I chose to paint this mural called ‘Beyond Crisis’ close to home to share with you an optimistic message and breathe fresh air,” the artist wrote to Instagram.

All his work comes from the philosophy of existentialism. Artists focus on problems facing humans. Saype also uses 100% biodegradable paint, so that over time and the environment changes, his works will naturally evolve and disappear.

Check out the slide show above to see other works in Saype’s large portfolio.


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