Huge Biodegradable Artwork Graces Paris Park
A huge artwork showing a line of clasped hands at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be formally uncovered on Saturday.
The spray-painter fresco stretches for more than 600m (1,970ft) along the French capital’s Champ de Mars Park and is greatest watched from the top of the tower.
This is the work of French artist Saype – real name Guillaume Legros – who focuses in large biodegradable paintings.
His works have seemed on mountainsides and in parks around the world and last a matter of days before they fade into the soil.
His newest work – Beyond Walls – shows a sequence of interlocked hands and is an honor to the charity SOS Méditerranée, which works to saving migrants who are at danger of sinking in the Mediterranean Sea.
An average of six migrants expired journey the Mediterranean every day last year, according to the UN.
“This is a sign of closeness at a time when people are more and more rotating in on themselves,” Saype told The Guardian newspaper.
The painting will be installed on Saturday in a ceremony who’s attended by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.
It symbols the start of a three-year project that will see Saype show his work in 20 main cities around the world.