What happens when a power washer gets into the hands of a creative artist? Well, the answer is that anything could happen. But one thing is for sure, expect to see stunning pressure washer art almost everywhere. That’s exactly the case when Dianna Wood, a North Carolina-based story book writer and illustrator, received a power washer as a birthday gift from her husband. Dianna has been wanting to own one for years. For her, seeing dirty surfaces transform from filthy to clean is therapeutic. Finally, her dream came true when she finally got her own power washer.
At first, Dianna got hooked on power washing everything for the sake of cleaning. The fence, patio, dirty shutters, and even the garbage bins all got a taste of her powerful hydro-jet cleaner. However, her artistic talent was unleashed when she was about to clean the driveway. As she looked at the very vast and very dirty driveway, inspiration suddenly struck her.
“When I realized how long it would take (we have a very long and very dirty driveway), I decided to turn it into an art project,” she explains on her blog. “I realized that I could do word art in one tenth the time that it would take to power wash the entire driveway and it would allow me to leave most of the dirty part dirty. As pleased as I was with the upper driveway “word art” I was inspired to see what else I could do with this wonderful new toy. Although I am still learning techniques and am not completely satisfied with the results.”
Dianna Wood uses the power washer wand as a giant spray to ‘clean’ the images on the surface
And what started as a simple ‘word art’ display turned into something more graphic and more visually appealing. As soon as she learned how to use the power washer wand as a giant spray to ‘clean’ the images on the dirty surface, she knew just what to do. She started drawing birds, owls, butterflies, and flowers all over the driveway. And that’s how her pressure washer art was conceived.
“I raise and lower the tip of the wand to achieve different gradations. It uses water pressure to clean away the deep-down dirt on the cement, leaving an image where the cement is clean.”
Diana shared her pressure washer art on her blog and on her Facebook page. Not long after, her posts had gone viral, with people all over the world expressing admiration for her exceptional illustrations. And she’s not done yet. She also worked on her neighbor’s driveway, transforming the lifeless cement into astonishing artwork.
Take a look at her latest pressure washer art on her neighbor’s driveway