Land art painting entitled 'World in Progress II' by artist Saype at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City
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Creating a better world. World in Progress II painting
Colour, creativity, and fun are three things that go along with being a kid, and that's what this painting depicts. It's a huge (we're talking more than 100,000 square feet!) piece of 'land art' in New York City, painted by the French-Swiss artist known as Saype. Gifted to the United Nations by Switzerland in honour of the UN's 75th anniversary, 'World in Progress II,' shows two children busily drawing and using origami to create their ideal world. The artwork covering 6000 square metres was produced with biodegradable paints made from natural pigments such as coal and chalk.