Dust to Dust

I like highlighting artists who use interesting materials in inventive ways.

I recently discovered to art of Scott Wade, a artist who uses a material that completely surrounds us...ordinary dust. His work reminds me of sand artists, whose creations disappear with the next tide or ice sculpture artists who lose their work to the sun. It makes me think of the evocative phrase "Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust."

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"When 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." This is "Wash Me" taken to a totally new level.Yes, HoneyYes, Honey

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

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Wade used his finger and other implements to etch this homage to Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' and Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.' A more complete gallery of his work is provided by the Austin American -Statesman here . (Thanks to Screenhead. )

Jul 8, 2006
by Anonymous Meatloaf (not verified)

He got car-ried away with his art!

Self-tinted windows are now finger printed so that objects in the rearview mirror appear grosser than they are.

I like the first and third picture, but not the second one. But, hey, two out of three ain't bad.

Jul 8, 2006
by Anonymous Kansas (not verified)

Not Meatloaf, Kansas!

It is a curiosity--everything is just dust in the wind-shield. But doesn't it crumble to the ground and slip away?

Jul 8, 2006
by Anonymous Anne Teek (not verified)

Dust on a NEW Car?

I think it would be more apropos on an antique--like maybe a 1970s Plymouth "DUSTER".

Jul 8, 2006
by Anonymous Bentley (not verified)

If he drew pictures of

Michael Jackson, Vanna White, Dustin Hoffman, George Martinez, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise, Ricky Martin, Connie Chung, Oprah, Denzel Washington, Jet Li, and Tiger Woods on it, it would become a Race Car.

Add Vin Diesel and it can also pass EPA tests (but probably not emissions).