There are plenty of cliches about finding the sunshine on a rainy day, but this sidewalk art is not one of them.
Designed and produced by artist Peregrine Church, Rainworks
is a special type of street art that appears on sidewalks only when
they’re wet. The works include hopscotches, whimsical illustrations and
“The purpose of Rainworks is to turn rainy days into something to look forward to,” Church told The Huffington Post.
Rainworks appear in various locations around the Puget Sound region of Washington.
create the artwork and happy messages, Church uses custom-made stencils
and a non-toxic, biodegradable superhydrophobic coating. When dry, the
designs remain hidden, but as the sidewalk gets wet during a rainfall,
they slowly appear. Church says the designs work best on newer,
light-colored concrete where there is a more visible contrast between
wet and dry.
“I look for and brainstorm messages that are positive and inspiring, or clever and witty,” he told HuffPost.
Rainworks are being produced exclusively in Washington, but Church
hopes to make the project global. “It’s something I do to make the world
happier,” he says.
Reposted from the Huffington Post