Monday, October 19, 2009

Impermanent Art

Car Window Art

Scott Wade is a very unique artist. His medium is dirt and dust...on the back of car windows. When I first saw his work I had to do a double take, because I didn't quite believe what I was seeing. His artwork is incredible. To be able to create such detailed shading and realsim out of a thin layer of dirt, it perplexed me. He uses many painting tools, and he says it is similiar to working with charcoal, taking the dirt off to show the image within.

I thought Wade's work is similiar to Goldsworthy's, in that, they both create artwork that they know is not permanent, and will be literally washed away in the near future. However, both artist's feel that the impermanence is a good thing, and makes them appreciate their work that much more.

He has replicated many famous paintings, to show just how incredible this form of art really can be. The first picture was of "The Girl With a Pearl Earing" and the last picture contains Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" overlapping Van Gogh's "Starry Night". I think to be able to do this is a testament to Wade's skill and passion for this form of artwork, and trying to show people that beauty can come from anything.

I am including a link to a video that shows just how Wade paints these car window masterpieces:

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