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'Dirty Art Car' is beautiful art

Who needs technology when you can make beautiful drawings in dirt on the windows of an ordinary car?

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.

Scott Wade makes beautiful art by drawing in dirt on the windows of his car, the 'Dirty Art Car.' Daniel Terdiman/CNET Networks

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.

Most people just write 'wash me' on the dirty windows of cars. Scott Wade turns such windows into a canvas for beautiful art. Daniel Terdiman/CNET Networks

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.