A fitness fanatic conquers the internet using GPS and map software to run & # 39; running art & # 39; to make – and forms images of Batman and the artist Frida Kahlo.
Lenny Maughan, from San Francisco, California has now turned his walking routes into art for about four years using the Strava app.
He carefully plans routes through the city, which are then mapped out in the app while covering distances of no less than 46 kilometers.
When the run is over, he can zoom out – like his followers – and see images with a pig, a hand, and chopsticks, all visible from his route.
Lenny Maughan, from San Francisco, California has now turned his walking routes into art for about four years using the Strava app. One of his last was by the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (photo) known for her self-portraits
He carefully plans routes through the city (in the photo, the Batman logo), which are then mapped in the app as he travels distances of no less than 46 kilometers (28.9 miles)
When the run is over, Mr. Maughan can zoom out – like his followers – and see images, including a pig (photo), a hand and chopsticks, all visible from his route
Planning his routes is a fairly analogous process, where Mr. Maughan prints a paper map and marks a route to follow (pictured, one of his runs)
Mr. Maughan created a rose on one of his runs through San Francisco
Another image he made while running includes a few sticks
Maughan (photo) has been living in San Francisco for more than 20 years and is happy to ensure that his photos are connected to the area
His latest image, by the artist Frida Kahlo – a Mexican painter who is known for her many self-portraits – has received a lot of attention for Reddit.
It has received around 2,000 votes with dozens of comments about the remarkable image.
One said: & # 39; Nice, but my calves / knees / bones hurt when I think about doing that. & # 39;
While another said: & # 39; Of all the running artists I have seen, (this) is the best. & # 39;
And another commented: & # 39; Running art?! I can't even run for fun lol. This is so cool and very original. & # 39;
Mr Maughan has made 53 works so far, including the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek.
His first was another nod to Star Trek, an image of a Vulcan hand gesture, inspired by the death of Leonard Nimoy in 2015 who played Spock.
Planning his routes is a fairly analogous process, where Mr. Maughan prints a paper map and marks a route to follow.
He must be very careful to follow the route, because if he makes a wrong turn, the piece can be ruined.
In reference to his own passion for running, Mr. Maughan mapped out one of his routes to create an image of a runner
Another of his images was that of a seagull, referring to the large number of birds in the city
A simpler image was that of a foot. He has also made pictures of other body parts, including a hand
On St. Patrick & # 39; s Day he created an image of a four-leaf clover, which ran a route around the northeastern part of the city
Another of his images is that of a taco (photo). Maughan was already a young art fan and was a special fan of Etch-a-Sketch, for which pictures must also be made in an unbroken line
Mr. Maughan must be very careful to follow his routes, because if he makes a wrong turn, the piece can be ruined
In another of his images, Mr. Maughan made the image of a fist (photo)
After seeing jokes, including penises in the apps, Mr. Maughan said: & # 39; I wanted to do something different and something original & # 39;
Speak against The Guardian, he said he never wanted to become a running artist, but as apps became more popular, images began to notice images in routes.
He had seen jokes, including penises in the apps, and said: & # 39; I wanted to do something different and original. & # 39;
Maughan was a fan of art from an early age and was especially a fan of Etch-a-Sketch, for which images must also be made in a continuous line.
& # 39; You can only see the lines after you have finished running, so it is such a joyful feeling when you do all that work and you are finally done and see what you had in mind at the end & # 39 ;, he told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Maughan has been living in San Francisco for more than 20 years and ensures that his images are connected to the area. One includes a fireman's helmet and ax, for those who serve in forest fires.
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