Hands kiss in stunning lawn art unveiled at Stormont as part of artist Saype’s global ‘channel’

An impressive new artwork spanning the width of Stormont has been unveiled at the Parliament Buildings.

he new lawn mural by Swiss-based French graffiti artist Saype will display two huge hands linked together, forming a human chain with more than 30 other cities around the world that have also participated in the art installation.

According to the artist, the piece promotes “solidarity, dialogue and friendship” across the world and is in partnership with the Swiss Embassy in the United Kingdom.

The work itself covers an area of ​​45 by 240 meters and is created using biodegradable pigments made from charcoal and chalk.

The scale of the work will dwarf the Stormont building, until the room gradually fades with the growth of grass.

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Giant biodegradable landart painting by Swiss-French artist Saype from the Beyond Walls project on Saturday June 11, 2022 in front of the Parliament Buildings (Saype).

Giant biodegradable landart painting by Swiss-French artist Saype from the Beyond Walls project on Saturday June 11, 2022 in front of the Parliament Buildings (Saype).

Previous iterations of the installation have appeared on all five continents of the world and in cities as varied as Ouagadougou, Paris, Geneva, Dubai and many other places.

Saype said he is committed through his work to “shed light” on issues of social transformation as well as promoting “ecological and sustainable methods of artistic creation with respect for nature”.

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Giant biodegradable land art painting created by the Franco-Swiss artist Saype as part of the Belfast Photo Festival with the support of the Swiss Embassy in the United Kingdom.  (Saipe)


Giant biodegradable land art painting created by the Franco-Swiss artist Saype as part of the Belfast Photo Festival with the support of the Swiss Embassy in the United Kingdom. (Saipe)

Giant biodegradable land art painting created by the Franco-Swiss artist Saype as part of the Belfast Photo Festival with the support of the Swiss Embassy in the United Kingdom. (Saipe)

Swiss Ambassador Markus Leitner said the project is about “global connectivity and sustainability”.

Michael Weir, Director of the Belfast Photo Festival, added: “Saype’s works are best viewed through a drone, a lens in the sky, which raises questions about how we access a work of art, even when the point of view is beyond our physical reach.

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The work covers an area of ​​45 meters by 240 meters. Created from biodegradable pigments made from charcoal and chalk, the artwork will fade with the growth of grass (Saype).

The work covers an area of ​​45 meters by 240 meters. Created from biodegradable pigments made from charcoal and chalk, the artwork will fade with the growth of grass (Saype).

“Due to the fleeting lifespan of his art, photography is an integral part of the process, capturing the tangible presence and preserving its message for people to enjoy, even when the physical piece is long gone.”

The free project Beyond Walls will be exhibited at Stormont in east Belfast as part of the Belfast Photo Festival which runs until June 30.

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