Artist reveals massive coronavirus-themed grass graffiti in Swiss Alps

Artist reveals massive coronavirus-themed grass graffiti in Swiss Alps

French artist, known for massive works of graffiti on grass best seen from the air, presented his latest artwork on Sunday in the Swiss Alps - a coronavirus-themed 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.

Beyond the 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. Saype created it with an eco paint made out of chalk and coal over a 3000 sqm field.

"The fresco of more than 3,000 square meters evokes the building of a world with more solidarity and more humanity," Saype said in a statement.