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 70 Kilometers 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 missing some teeth (39.4 km, 1 h 43 min). A dinosaur would be one of the first things I would draw.
Queen Victoria (15.7 km, 56 min). Both of them look equally unhappy.
The Mermaid of the Salish Sea (89.7 km, 4 h 13 min). I wonder how he decides what he is going to draw that day?
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!
#15 Easter Bunny (75.5 km, 3 h 17 min). I knew the Easter Bunny was big, but I never expected this.
Dopey stegosaurus tramples Fernwood (44.4 km, 1 h 56 min). He is pretty irresponsible with where he puts these dinosaurs. They are wreaking havoc all over the place!
Thug plucks a gator by the tail from the Salish sea (89.7 km, 3 h 50 min). This guy must be in incredible shape. He does this stuff everyday!
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). At least this animal doesn’t seem ready to terrorize the city.
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). I don’t think you would find many of these in Canada.
T-Rex terrorizes Beacon Hill Park (37.3 km, 1 h 43 min). For being extinct, there certainly are a lot of dinosaurs roaming around this area.
Strava Yoda (25.6 km, 1 h 25 min). I’m quite disappointed he did not make this into Yoda speak.
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.