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Saype it up: graffiti artist gives clouds, people a new lease on life

The Frenchman has created a huge artwork in the Swiss Alps to turn people’s attention to living lightly

Denis Balibouse

A French graffiti artist’s monumental mountaintop project aims to encourage a more contemplative approach to life by inspiring childlike wonder at clouds drifting by.

The 1,500m2 painting Unnouveau souffle (A New Lease on Life) by 32-year-old French artist Saype, who has worked in SA, graces the summit of the Moleson peak in the western Swiss Alps.

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 said...

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