Monday, March 02, 2009

Extravagant, Generous, Bold Art

If you've ever felt you wasted time by writing ten pages -- or a whole lot more -- that didn't work, take a look at the extravagant generosity of this Zen-type artist and you may feel better.

Scott Wade reproduces Old Masters and does his own original work IN DUST on the windows of cars. Here's a man who recognizes the dust-to-dust situation we're in. I couldn't do it. I'm still working on what Ernest Becker in The Denial of Death refers to as my "immortality project." Making my permanent mark.

Though I'm not going to take up dust art (so much like the sand mandalas that Buddhist monks make and then destroy), I do find it curiously refreshing to look at what this man does and to marvel.

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kenju said...

He's amazing. I had his photos on my blog not long ago. I really do wish he'd work in a bit more permanent medium!

billie said...

Wow, I love his work. I especially love that he does it knowing it will not last 'forever.'

Boldness in the moment, and joy in the process.

Peggy Payne said...

"Boldness in the moment, and joy in the process." That deserves needlepointing, Billie. Thanks.

Interesting, Kenju, that we both posted the dust artist. Is he going around like a meme?