Offbeat Video

By Iain Watts


This stunning aerial footage shows a football-pitched size artwork hidden in PLANE sight – as it can only be appreciated from above.

The 54,000 square foot painting of a child piloting a toy aeroplane through space took five days to be drawn onto a field in New Brighton, Wirral, using biodegradable chalk and charcoal.

It was dreamt up by Swiss graffiti artist Saype, whose colossal street art masterpieces have previously graced the Champs de Mars, the vast lawns under the Eiffel tower.

The painting, timed to coincide with the OVO Energy Tour of Britain passing through the Wirral today [WEDS], was funded by Arts Council England.

Lucy Barrow, assistant director for culture and visitor economy at Wirral Council, said: “It is a real coup to work with Saype on this new work, which showcases New Brighton’s waterfront to audiences around the world during our Borough of Culture year, and when all eyes are on Wirral during the Tour of Britain.”