Nirvana superfan’s unique tribute
One inventive cyclist has found a unique way to pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind album.
Adelaide’s Peter Stokes took to the streets to recreate the iconic image of a baby swimming towards a dollar bill.
Using the popular fitness app Strava, which tracks exercise routes, Peter traced out the image using the streets of Adelaide as his canvas.
Mr Stokes said the project took several months of planning to carve out his route, and took eight hours in total to complete.
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He also said he listened to the 12-track album for the entirety of the 150 kilometre journey.
"Definitely it was something I'd thought about a lot and been quite keen to do, to be a tribute to what I think is a really great album," Peter said.
"Earlier in the year [I was] going through my old record collection and going, 'Oh my God, that album's 30 years old this year', and just thinking, 'You know what, that deserves its own little piece'."
Nevermind was released on September 24th 1991, and features Nirvana’s most iconic hits Come As You Are and Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Peter timed his pilgrimage to coincide with the date of the album’s release, as he stretched his journey from Campbelltown in the north-east to Plympton in the south-west.
"The face was really difficult … but it's good enough," he said.
"We've got so much green space, so many parks which, from my point of view for doing this, are great to be able to cut through and take shortcuts."
The Nirvana album cover was not Mr Stokes’ first cycling artwork, as last year he completed a depiction of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
He's already setting his sights, and his handlebars, in the direction of even more ambitious street art projects.
"I'd kind of be really keen to do some major artworks," he said.
"I did start playing around with trying to design one for Van Gogh's Starry Night, but that got a bit tricky, so I might have to try some simpler artworks first."
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