Art comes in many, MANY forms. It really isn’t up to one specific person to decide what art entails. That really is what makes art so special. Each one of us can decide, objectively for ourselves what we think art should be or what it actually is. Personally, if you put your heart and soul into something, I think you should be able to consider most things a form of art. Many people would call this ridiculous, it’s not up for them to decide however. Many people simply like being creative. They may not be the most talented, but that still doesn’t take away from what they consider art. A man from Canada named Stephen Lund started doing something pretty unique with his free time. While some people may not consider what he does art, it’s hard to deny that it takes a degree of talent, and a hell of a lot of patience to do what he does. Stephen uses a GPS mapping system that tracks his rides all over Victoria, British Columbia. The tracking system creates red lines that map your riding path. Well Stephen decided to utilize this to create his own unique form of art. He carefully calculates his routes, then uses the tracking system to draw pictures that encompass whole areas of the of the digital map. He uses this activity to get his creative juices flowing, and as a way to de-stress. He averages about 40 miles a day cycling. Check out his cycling creations below!
Wicked Witch of the West Coast (85.9 km, 3 h 24 min). The amount of area these drawings take up are truly remarkable.
Maze (76.7 km, 3 h 44 min). This one must have taken A LOT of planning. The route would have to exact so as not to screw up this puzzle.
T-Rex (39.4 km, 1 h 43 min).
Queen Victoria (15.7 km, 56 min).
The Mermaid of the Salish Sea (89.7 km, 4 h 13 min). This one took him 135 miles to complete.
Darth Vader (46.3 km, 2h 17 min). It wouldn’t be complete without a Star Wars reference. He even had Vader burn his name into the map!
Easter Bunny (75.5 km, 3 h 17 min).
Dopey stegosaurus tramples Fernwood (44.4 km, 1 h 56 min).
Thug plucks a gator by the tail from the Salish sea (89.7 km, 3 h 50 min).
Rio’s “Christ the Redeemer” (25.8 km, 1 h 20 min). He not only drew the statue, but he attempted to draw a small part of the city skyline it overlooks.
Alan’s Spirit Animal (26.3 km, 1 h 7 min).
Bicycling (Distance and time not specified). You had to see this one coming from a bicycling enthusiast.
Enormous orca breaches from Strait of Juan de Fuca (33.2 km, 1 h 35 min). I like how he made this one so it really does look like it is breaching out of the water.
Armadillo (Distance and time not specified).
T-Rex terrorizes Beacon Hill Park (37.3 km, 1 h 43 min).
Strava Yoda (25.6 km, 1 h 25 min).
Now, I know a lot of you are skeptical. How can he just cross over buildings and such? That isn’t possible right? Well if you turn off the GPS tracking app and go to another location and turn the app back on, it will automatically draw a straight line from your last location to your current one. This still takes quite a bit of route planning and effort to make these giant pictures happen. This hobby not only keeps him in shape, but allows him a unique creative outlet that other people can enjoy.