Street Art (5): Dirty Car Art

Scott Wade Girl wit the Pearl Earring on a dirty Car

The original Vermeer painting “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” is to admire here in The Hague in the museum Mauritshuis. It is featured on their homepage as well.

Not until he used this example, I noticed Scott Wade’s Dirty Car Art.

Like any reasonably creative and curious human, Scott can’t resist a dirty rear car window. We suspect that Scott started off with clever sayings, like, “wash me.” Probably his first image was the ubiquitous smiley face. Unlike most folks, however, Scott lives on a mile and a half of dirt road – caliche, as the locals call it, road-base: a blend of limestone dust and gravel and clay. Driving over this surface results in a fine, white dust that billows up behind any vehicle driven faster than a galloping turtle, coating the rear window. Being an experienced artist (and let’s face it, a little … different), it wasn’t long before Scott was experimenting with techniques to achieve these amazingly detailed and shaded drawings.

Einstein on Dirty Mini

To see on his site are many photo’s of his Dirt Art applied on a Mini, also our favorite vehicle.

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