California runners honour Banksy with spectacular Strava artwork

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Two well-known Strava artists gave ‘kudos’ to the well-known road artist Banksy, sketching his well-known “Woman with Balloon” by GPS in San Francisco. Lenny Maughan and Frank Chan collaborated to honour the tenth anniversary of the UN’s Worldwide Day of the Woman.

Photograph: Lenny Maughan/Strava

Maughan and Chan’s sketch coated 47 kilometres and greater than 900 metres of elevation acquire in one of many hilliest cities in North America. Maughan has over 10,000 followers on Strava and has beforehand drawn sketches of a tiger for the Lunar New 12 months and a sunflower for solidarity in Ukraine.

Earlier this 12 months, Chan gained Strava reputation after he sketched a photograph of him and his mom for Mom’s Day.

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Photograph: Frank Chan/Strava

Banksy’s authentic mural of “Woman with Balloon” was drawn on London’s Waterloo Bridge in 2004, although it doesn’t stay.

Though Banksy has not articulated the that means behind the sketch, many interpret the mural as an emblem of misplaced innocence, whereas others consider the lady is setting the balloon free–both method, each remind the beholder to carry on to hope, even when it feels out of attain.


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