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Turning Dusty Car Windows Into Art Forms
To some, a dirty rear car window is a plain ugly sight, but to others it’s an empty canvas with limitless fun, creative and artistic potential.
You probably come across a “wash me” note or a message like “if only my wife was this dirty” scribbled over someone’s dusty car all the time. Dust layers are so tempting it’s hard to resist leaving your signature or at least a smiley face as you walk by, no matter how old you are. Besides being used as message boards, dirty car windows can be turned into little pieces of art. But who would spend so much time working on something that gets destroyed in one sweep?
Meet Scott Wade, the artist who goes as far as recreating masterpieces of the Golden Era like Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” on the dirt covered windows using only a brush. He discovered this unusual talent due to circumstances. His house lies on about a mile and a half of dirt road and it’s impossible to get there without getting your vehicle covered in a thick layer of white dust. Wade attempted to make the dreary everyday car dusting less boring by making drawings on the windows and in time he started getting serious about the art he was making. If you check out the gallery, you’ll notice dust tributes to Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci, even Coolidge’s poker playing dogs, but there is some original artwork as well.
Detail oriented, creative and sometimes even funny, Wade quickly drew attention of the public and now he gets paid to make dust drawings at various events. His story could be an inspiration for you to experiment with different ways of expressing yourself and who knows, some day you might become famous!