Michael Wallace Uses Bike to Create Giant Grid Images in Baltimore

By: Kevin Young - Published: Apr 21, 2012 • References: wallygpx & designboom
The entire Southeast side of Baltimore is a canvas for artist and cyclist Michael Wallace. This artist burns calories while working up a creative art collection. Wallace strategically whisks his way around city streets using GPS technology to track enormous city grid images.

These city-scale sketches form a series of contours that comprise of the Titanic, three-headed monsters, an 18-wheeler and more. He plans his routes carefully and at times, rides up to 17 miles for just a single GPS recording image. There are symbols, historic events and story characters incorporated in this 'virtual geographic adventures' series.

This brilliantly crafted art illustrations are a creative way to incorporate communal art that involves an entire city region. Michael Wallace rides through major city streets, small alleys and parks; it's vital to follow directions as each wrong turn will be game over.

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