You May Never Want To Wash Your Car Again


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We all have a tendency to want to scribble 'Wash Me', when we see an extremely dirty car. Scott Wade displays a similar tendency, except his scribbles have the opposite reaction - an urge to never wash the car!

That's because the San Marcos, Texas resident, creates beautiful pieces of art, using the windowpane as his canvas and the dust as 'paint'. While his paintings last only until the car's next wash or the next rainfall, Scott doesn't mind - To him it just creates room for his next idea.

Scott's career as a dirty car artist began accidentally four years ago, when he sketched a cartoon with his fingers, whilst idling around his own dirty car. Intrigued by his work, he tried to improve it by adding some shading with the help of a worn-out popsicle stick. It worked like a charm and he was hooked.

Now the artist is often seen zooming through dusty back roads to try get his Mini Cooper as dirty as possible, in order to begin his next project. While his 'work' is temporary, he does take a picture of each and every one of his fabulous creations.

Since 2006, the artist has dirt-painted 50 pieces of art that range from the famous 'Mona Lisa' to a jolly-looking Santa Claus. Each effort takes him a minimum of an hour and a half to complete.

Scott never erases his paintings, letting nature do the 'dirty' work. He says his worst enemies are the rain, the windshield wiper, too much sun, which makes the dirt difficult to manipulate, and of course a freshly washed car! To see a full gallery of Scott's work, go to his site:


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  • ice creamover 8 years
    that is so cool i love it
    • wondering
      wonderingover 8 years
      cdog22, i like your thinking. And that was ssooooooo beautiful
    • wondering
      wonderingover 8 years
      that was sooo cool,i wanna do that
      • lionsrcute1
        lionsrcute1almost 9 years
        Awesome!! But like rozeb, I will wash mine too. ♥
        • realtdmabout 9 years
          whel i think this is cool
          • rozeb
            rozebover 9 years
            Whoa! That is so cool! Although, when I get a car, I will wash it.♥
            • awesome_kid
              awesome_kidover 9 years
              He is talented
              • cdog22over 9 years
                To me, art is an amazing sight and it should be cherished forever. Art and history are very similar because artwork can date to times before our grandparents' grandparents' grandparent were born! Just like documents in history.
                • connwaer
                  connwaerover 9 years
                  that is amazing! but would he be a sculptor of dust or someone who draws?
                  • kaitlyncarter