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Dust Art

March 5, 2009

da1When the dust gets thick on the back window of his Mini Cooper, Scott Wade uses it as a canvas to create temporary works of art.  Among his creations was a copy of C.M. Coolidge’s ‘A Friend in Need,’ better known as dogs playing poker.

da2Wade used his finger and other implements to etch this homage to Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ and Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa.’

da3Wade lives off the unpaved Roadrunner Road north of San Marcos, which dusts the back windows of his car and gives him the canvases to create his own works of art.

da4A portrait of Kinky Friedman on the back of the Mazda driven by Wade’s wife, Robin Wood, was featured on the gubernatorial candidate’s Web site.

da5A collage of wildlife decorates the Mini Cooper’s window.

da6 Wade’s creations attract admirers wherever he goes.

da7Who needs a frost-covered window when you’ve got road dust to create a Christmas scene?

da8A gimme-capped John Kelso was the subject of one window portrait.

da9Besides his finger, Wade uses traditional art tools, such as paintbrushes, and unconventional ones, like a chewed Popsicle stick, to make his drawings.

da10Wade takes pride in his creations, but he knows that with one good shower, his work will just wash away.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. ~*вяσωηιє*~ permalink
    March 5, 2009 5:37 AM

    lol thats awesome! I never really thought anyone could do that!

  2. lviss permalink
    March 5, 2009 8:52 AM

    simply superb.

  3. March 5, 2009 8:58 AM

    Well, the guy has a definite talent, but what a waste! He should pick something else to do his work on that is more permanent, huh? Oh well, to each his own!!! Great stuff, Gary!

  4. March 5, 2009 9:42 AM

    I agree with Luisa. Very interesting but man, one rainfall and it would be kaput!!!

  5. S. Le permalink
    March 5, 2009 9:53 AM

    Amazing! Absolutely brilliant!

  6. March 5, 2009 10:08 AM

    I’m with Luisa and Joy on this one. I think that his art is FANTASTIC and VERY creative. However, why would he not put his art on paper or canvas and keep it. If I was to put that much time and effort into something, the last thing I would want is a storm to wash it all away. 😀

  7. March 5, 2009 10:29 AM

    Ya ,I admire his ability to let go of his art. If I paint something I get silly and keep it forever. So it’s hard for me to imagine working so hard on something to have it washed away.

  8. March 5, 2009 11:53 AM

    I 100% agree with Starla, not sure I could put the time and effort into something that will surly disappear. Very interesting though, it beats the usual ones I see…PLEASE WASH ME!! 🙂

  9. March 5, 2009 3:44 PM

    LOL Oh yes, the ever so popular and unmistakeably original “PLEASE WASH ME” ROFL!

  10. March 5, 2009 9:26 PM

    this stuff is amazing. We homeschool and I would use the dust on my tv and tables for the kids to do their times tables on! I was a good teacher..just a poor duster 😉

    • March 5, 2009 9:35 PM

      LOL I bet they had a GREAT time doing that too! Probably felt more like playing than learning. 🙂

  11. March 5, 2009 10:35 PM

    oh yeah and when they needed to erase I handed them the dusting spray and a rag! (ssshhh dont tell them…they are now older and don’t know the tricks of the trade)

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