Enthralling Rain Art By A Creative Artist To Rejoice YouTranslate

3 year ago · Madiha Waqas · 0 Comment
Categories: Art · Creativity · How-to · Humour     Tags: Rain · Art · Artist · Creative
Seattle may not be America's rainiest city, but it's certainly up there. That wetness, coupled with the dreariness of what seems to be an eternally grey sky, could get a little depressing.But instead of staying cooped up next time it rains, maybe listening to Death Cab for Cutie because gloomy weather requires channeling high school angst, Seattle locals should consider going for a walk. You might stumble onto a "Rainworks" creation around the city—street art made from a sort of invisible ink that only appears when it's wet.Local magician Peregrine Church has created 25 to 30 "rainworks" around town, with more to come. He hopes the sidewalk messages will bring a little cheer to people who are sick of the blah weather."It's sort of the ideal Seattle art," Church says in an introduction. "It's going to rain no matter what. Why not do something cool with it?"To write their messages, Church and his friend Xack Fischer spray a biodegradable, environment-friendly, water-repellent coating onto the sidewalk through a stencil. When it rains, the surrounding concrete gets wet, but the sprayed bit of concrete stays dry. Take a look:

Church creates the artwork spontaneously because he has been assured by the city authorities that what he is doing is legal – the coating is non-toxic, non-permanent, only sometimes visible, and his works don’t advertise anything.

He says that, depending on how much the sidewalk in question is used, his pieces may last between 4 months and a year, but are most vivid within the first few weeks of application.

His works are diverse, and range from artistic drawings to fun and motivational messages to a hop-scotch game that can only be played when it’s wet.

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