Scott Wade creates awesome art from the dust and dirt that most of us spend all our time to remove.
I originally put together this list back in 2010 and so recently had a chance to add more examples of this “dirty art.”
I love the impermanence that comes with this format.
Tomorrows art is quickly dashed away with the swipe of the windscreen wipers.
Scroll down to see all 10:
1. Mona Lisa
Leonardo da Vinci, eat your heart out. Scott Wade has recreated Mona Lisa’s ambiguous smile with nothing more than a dirty car and an idle finger.
2. Girl With a Pearl Earring
“Wash Me” is so 1999. Instead, Scott Wade spends his time recreating masterpieces. In this photo, a Mazda 3 gets to host Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. In what can only be seen as poetry, the replica can only exist until the next rainfall.
3. Birth Of Venus
Venus, the God of love, was born a fully grown and arose from the sea (according to the artist Sandro Botticelli). This recreation captures that moment, a “dirty” duplicate of Birth of Venus.
4. American Gothic
Grant Wood created American Gothic in 1930. This artist recreated American Gothic on the tail end of what appears to be a Mazda Hatchback. The real centrepiece in the original is the cottage in the background, which is based on the Gothic Revival style. However, the wiper in this dust-based recreation does have a certain charm of its own.
5. Hylas & the Nymphs
From the dusty back window of this Honda Fit arises the legend of Hylas. He was once an Argonaut and a dear friend of Hercules. During the voyage for the Golden Fleece, the nymphs called out to Hylas as he filled his jug of water. They offered him a kiss… a single sensual kiss. That kiss proved to be his last as they pulled Hylas into the water’s depths.
6. Creation of Adam
This is what would happen if Michelangelo drove a dust-covered Mazda. In the original Sistine Chapel fresco (painted in 1511), Adam sits to the left and God reaches out to him from the right. The Pillsbury doughboy between their hands is unique to this dust rendition.
8. Woman Trapped