Dust to art

Texan artist Scott Wade saves on water by not cleaning his car and turning the result into art.  He makes images in the dust by using brushes, and rubber paint shapers rather like charcoal.  Instead of adding paint he scrapes back the dust to reveal his art.  He travels with his drawings, his car is his  a mobile gallery.  He does fine art – but he is not precious about  it.  His work is washed away by the rain, but he is quite philosophical,  comparing the process to life itself  which is ever-changing.  His work is one moment in time – here today and gone tomorrow, like us all.

video from Car Art


8 Responses to “Dust to art”

  1. I love this. It doesn’t get much more ephemeral than that!

  2. I absolutely love this! The art is great. The thought is wonderful and the video says it all. My very favorite post of yours, so far. 🙂

  3. artistatexit0 Says:

    What fun…the artist seems like a nice guy and I appreciate the philosophy underpinning it all. I guess he only does rear windshields which means fewer Texas bugs. Interesting how there seems to be a growing awareness among artists of the value of the ephemeral as an ethical issue. In this case, he is doing what artists also do which is respond to materials.

  4. Yes and that’s what I appreciate about it too Al! Not only is he saving on natural resourses, – the car serves as a mobile gallery. I wonder if he keeps records i.e. photos of his art?

  5. If only i had a car. lol.
    It’s a fantastic idea

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