I don’t keep my car well. I don’t like washing it, and it’s not a good thing that it’s a black car, because it’s usually so dusty it’s more like a shade of dark grey.
I’ve had people finger paint on my car the usual epithets – “wash me”, “dirty fellow”, and “www.washme.com”.
But a couple of days ago, Naomi caught this on Fox News (no she doesn’t usually watch Fox News, it was one of those just so happened to press wrong number on the SCV remote and hey look that’s interesting kinda situations ya know), and said, hey, since you don’t like to get the car washed, you should do something like this. Then again, neither of us can paint, so scratch that idea. (Geddit? Scratch that idea? Car? Scratch? No? Long bow? Too oblique? Come on, it’s Christmas! Let it go!)
So anyway, this fler by the name of Scott Wade idly fingered his way to fame and fortune by “painting” a dusty windscreen. Several magnum opii later, he’s got on several television programs, and even a website that sells merchandise like caps and prints of his artwork. I was hoping for something equally offbeat like “Dirty Car Art Starter Kit 5oz. bag of dust”, or something, but I suppose the madness has to end somewhere.
Scott Wade’s performance art:
You don’t really have to be an artist/painter to make something out of a dusty windscreen though:
“I wish my wife was this dirty” – Photo by Darling Snail
Ex Wallaby 2005 – Graffiti on a dirty tank
More of Scott Wade’s art here.
Where is Michael Faye now anyway?