Frida Kahlo – A “Jogging” Work Of Art!
So, have you ever gone on a run – or a walk, and re-traced your steps later? Well, this incredibly imaginative jogger did just that – and came up with art!
As TheGuardian.com reports:
For the past four years, Lenny Maughan has been turning his routes into art. His paths through the city are carefully chosen so that, viewed on a map, they form illustrations of everything from a simple heart shape to the starship Enterprise. So far he’s made 53 works – including, most recently, an unmistakable image of the artist Frida Kahlo that made a splash on Reddit and in local media.
And that led to works of “jogging art” like this:
The Starship Enterprise!
I love this so much! As someone who does LONG LONG walks in cities, I can only imagine now the art I could have created at the same time!
The Guardian explains that this was his original idea:
Maughan didn’t set out to be a running artist. But as route-tracking apps became popular, runners began to notice images in their pathways, “kind of like a Rorschach test”, he told the Guardian. The immediate impulse among many runners was, inevitably, to draw penises: “That’s where it all began,” he said. “But I wanted to do something different and something original.”
There’s no end to what you can create – like this!
I love this, and am inspired to see what I can create on my 8-10 mile walks!
Bravo to TheGuardian.com for having such great reporting – I am a $ supporter of their website, as it has so many great stories and deserves support – you can click here to see the entire story at their website:
Art comes in such unique ways – like the Artist who felt that our “selfie society” was worth turning on its head – literally!
This Artist posted “Stefdies” – her artistic statement about the proliferation of “selfies” at the world’s greatest sights!
See more of these here:
I’d also love to go back and retrace some long hikes I’ve taken to see what “art” I could create!
My wife and I love to take hikes and long walks, and I can only imagine what sort of “art” we were creating! Here are 8 of our favorite “Hitch Hikes” – great hikes and a classic Hitchcock thriller!
Let me know if you’ve ever created art by running!