A New Breath by artist Saype in Moléson-sur-Gruyères, Switzerland
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Mural on the mountain. World Children's Day
For World Children’s Day, we’re featuring an aerial view of a larger-than-life painting next to the summit of the Moléson in the Swiss Prealps. The 16,000 sq ft (149 sq m) fresco is called Un Nouveau Souffle (A New Breath) and depicts a child blowing clouds toward the horizon. It was created by French-Swiss artist Saype, real name Guillaume Legros, who is known for his grassy graffiti around the world. The eco-friendly artist uses biodegradable paints made from natural pigments such as coal and chalk, so by the time you read this, his land art will have disappeared into the soil.
Although there are numerous Children’s Day celebrations around the world on various dates, the United Nations created World Children’s Day, marked every 20 November, to celebrate kids and to promote their welfare. Why not find out what we can all do to help build a better future for children? Just like watching clouds, all you need is a little imagination.