Dragonslayer – the handiwork of Strava artist Stephen Lund • Victoria BC Garmin GPS Strava art dragon  dragonslayer

The broad strokes of this StravaArt scene – created with 125 km worth of pedalling around Victoria – were clearly visible within the map after I highlighted the city’s main roads

Okay – so maybe there’s slight historical disconnect between a guy decked out in gladiator garb (a fashion throwback to the last couple centuries BC) and a dragon, whose ilk didn’t start laying waste to European villages until a few centuries later. (Saint George of Lydda – immortalized in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon – was prancing around Asia Minor in the gear of a Roman soldier toward the end of the third century AD.)

Well, don’t blame the artist for any unfortunate anachronisms. Blame the folks who planned Victoria’s streets.

Like many of my Strava art pictures – including my Strava giraffe (see The Art of Giraffe Spotting) – the general shape for this one simply emerged from the map after I highlighted the city’s main streets. (See lower image at right). All I had to do was flesh out the details.

As an aside: St. George’s Day – an important Christian celebration in many countries – was just two days ago (April 23 – the day of his death in 303 AD.)

See it on Strava

About Stephen

Brand strategist and creative director by day. Hyper-competitive GPS-art obsessed cyclist most of the rest of the time.
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2 Responses to Dragonslayer

  1. Brilliant as always. Simply brilliant! 😀


  2. Pingback: Week 7: Artistic data visualisation and the datalogical turn – ARIN 3630 student blog

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