HERE'S the first glimpse of the large-scale biodegradable mural on The Dips in New Brighton by graffiti artist Saype.

Emerging as one of Europe's most exciting artists, Frenchman Saype was recently named as one of the 30 most influential people in art and culture under 30 by Forbes Magazine.

This latest piece of artwork of a boy in a toy aeroplane, circling the moon and stars is his first major work in the UK and comes off the back of his most high-profile commission to date under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The 5,000 sqm masterpiece was created by spraying a 100% biodegradable paint, made with pigments from chalk and charcoal, directly onto the grass of The Dips to create an iconic image which is best seen from above.

Due to it's eco-friendly nature, the artwork will disappear over the next few days.

Part of the area was cordoned off while the artwork was prepared and lucky members of the public even managed to catch a glimpse of Saype and his team work before it was completed on Sunday, September 8.

Co-produced by Wirral Council and Culture Liverpool, the work will be inspired by themes of exploration and discovery which define Wirral's Borough of Culture year.