Cyclist creates art of Laser Kiwi shooting coronavirus by riding through Auckland

Wells' unusual art.
Wells' unusual art. Photo credit: Reddit.

A Kiwi cyclist has created some unusual artwork to raise money amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Carl Wells cycled for more than 16 kilometres while tracking himself with GPS to create a drawing of Laser Kiwi shooting at coronavirus. 

Laser Kiwi sprang to fame during the 2015-2016 flag referendum, when it was proposed as a design for a new flag. 

Wells posted his design on Reddit saying he created the straight lines by turning off the GPS and then turning it back on again when he arrived at the right destination.

"It got tricky. Had to create a spreadsheet of the coordinates," he wrote.

His "tricky" hard work is all for a good cause - Wells has created a Givealittle to raise money for Kiwi domestic violence charity The Aunties.

"The Aunties make a massive difference for those in our community suffering from poverty and domestic abuse. Now more than ever we can make a difference!" he wrote.

So far his fundraiser has raised more than $200 of its $1000 goal. 

Wells has been raising money by cycling since 2016.

"Every year on my birthday I come up with a different design, and there's always pressure to do something different," he told Newshub last year.  

New Zealand currently has 1210 confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus.

 

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