Keeping hope afloat

One has to hand it to French artist Saype for creating a giant fresco to make a powerful statement.

The painting, entitled Message From Future, shows a young girl dropping an origami boat into Lake Geneva (left).

The child, who the artist calls Future, represents the future generation, while the boat symbolises a message of hope sent to the world.

Spread over 5,000 sq m on the grounds of the Perle du Lac park in Geneva, the artwork is so large that Saype seems like just a speck on the girl's palm (above).

The project is in support of non-governmental organisation SOS Mediterranee, which specialises in rescuing migrants at sea.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2018, with the headline 'Keeping hope afloat'. Print Edition | Subscribe