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16,000 feet graffiti draws inspiration towards reinventing lives 

Published: 28th Aug 2021 4:02 pm

A huge graffiti painting of a little boy blowing bubbles gracing the summit of the Moleson peak in the western Swiss Alps is going viral on the internet now.

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Made by a 32-year-old French graffiti artist Saype, the painting “Un nouveau soufflé” (A New Lease on Life) aims to encourage a more contemplative approach to life by inspiring childlike wonder.

The 1,500 square metre (16,145 square foot) is made using biodegradable paints made from natural pigments such as coal and chalk. It depicts a little boy blowing bubbles in an area known for its clouds, seeking to reflect the link with children’s skygazing, he told ‘Reuters’.

Posting images of the graffiti on his official Instagram page, Saype wrote: “We all gazed at the clouds, imagining faces, animals, stories and what our future will be made of. Today more than ever, we need new and fresh perspectives: to reinvent ourselves, to create a new world and a new imagination.”

“It is this privileged moment of thought and creation, where time stands still, that I wanted to capture. Everyone will find their own symbols in the clouds and dreams that this child blows away towards each and every one of us,” he added.

 

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Known for massive works of graffiti on grass best seen from the air, Saype has also adorned sites ranging from an impoverished shanty town in South Africa to the lawn in front of the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva.

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