Today we go to Belfast to see the latest installation of the “Beyond Walls” campaign of large-scale artworks by the French-Swiss street/land artist Saype,
Created across the front lawns of the Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Belfast, the biodegradable artwork measures 45m by 240m. Each of the large-scale works has had individual features, whether they appeared in places like Ouagadougou, Paris, Geneva, or Dubai. Joining a 30-city list across five continents, this installations’ local touch comes from actual Belfast hands as models.
His dedication to this multi-year project speaks to the determination of the project, as well as its appeal and willing financial backers to spread this message of eco-friendly art and world unity.
“One of my aims is to not only shed light on issues of social transformation,” says Saype, “but to promote eco-friendly and sustainable methods of creating art through respecting nature.”
Most would agree that the new artwork is best seen from a drone or plane. The work has been realized with support by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom and is officially part of the Belfast Photo Festival (June 2-30, 2022)