AUSTIN, Texas--With all the high-tech in evidence at Maker Faire here, it's hard to believe that one of the most amazing things I've seen was purely analog: drawings in dirt on the side of a car's window.
This is Scott Wade's Dirty Art Car.
Most people, when they see cars with dirty windows, just use their finger to write "wash me" on the glass.
But Wade is taking that basic idea and turning it high concept. He takes a drawing tool and etches wonderful, detailed drawings into dirt on the windows of his simple Toyota. It's really quite amazing to see.
That's especially true when I'm surrounded by engineers and people doing things with circuitry, fire, LEDs and model rockets. And then there's this guy quietly making beauty on his car.
I just love it.