Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Distraction

Needing a distraction yesterday from worrying about Bailey as we wait for lab results (and still waiting this morning), I ran across this artist on MSN that uses as his palette really, really dirty car back windows.  Simply amazing - first the concept, then the talent!

‘masterpieces from the world's greatest 'dirty car artist'

The guy who scrawls "Wash me" on a stranger's filthy car might think he's hilarious but all he has done is ruin a potential canvas for Scott Wade. The self-described "Dirty Car Artist" has to drive for days around the limestone-and-clay roads near his Wimberley, Texas, home before he can start one of his ingenious masterpieces. OK, so maybe this version of the Mona Lisa isn't a masterpiece. But Wade's originals are as spectacular as his knockoffs, made even more so by his chosen medium. Sadly, they last only until the next rainstorm.


0001.jpg - This image featuring Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" with Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" is shown at its peak. These images drawn in the dust are obviously quite impermanent. One of the cool things about them is how they change over time. More dust accumulates as the car is driven down the road. Early morning dew streaks and dots the image, creating a patina. A light shower creates a deeper patina...     Photo Credit: Scott Wade

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