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Rainworks – Rain-Activated Art

Rainworks – Rain-Activated Art

Woo! My name is Peregrine Church I make things that make the world a
more interesting place Like a rainwork. Rainworks are pieces of street art that only
appear when they’re wet and they’re messages or images designed
to make people’s rainy day a little bit better. Seattle is associated with rain it’s fair to say and rainworks all it needs to be is
wet so it’s sort of the ideal Seattle art. So the stuff that makes rainworks is
biodegradable, environmentally-friendly and completely non-toxic. The essential
ingredient when making rainworks is a super hydrophobic coating. Ok let’s see how it works on the “NeverWetted” pants and shirt. So you want me to start on the shirt, alright? [Peregrine] That is a chemical that when you put it on a surface will prevent that surface from getting wet What! Woah! What! [Peregrine] I was just browsing the internet one day and stumbled across a viral video, and the video showed these really vivid images of red wine pouring
off a white shirt and chocolate syrup pouring off white shoes and people getting buckets of water thrown on them and they’re like totally fine and I’m like “woah, that’s super cool!” What can I do with this? [Peregrine] It’s a spray-on substance so it made sense What if you sprayed it through a stencil? So if you put it on concrete well ideally it’d be
invisible instead of the concrete getting dark the water would just roll right off it And it will stay light-colored. The contrast can be used to create an
image [Peregrine] The very first one I did said “Stay Dry Out There” and had a bunch a rain drops falling on it. It was on a bus stop. And now there’s about 25 to 30 rainworks out there There’s a lily pad and pond with frogs hopping between them in Ballard There’s “I Heart Rain” in UW At 4th & Bell it says “Worry is a Misuse of the Imagination” There’s “Today’s Weather: Rain” in Fremont There’s “Proud To Be Rainy” in Capitol Hill There’s hopscotch at the junction in West Seattle And we want to make way more. I mean it’s gonna rain no matter what so
why not do something cool with it!

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100 thoughts on “Rainworks – Rain-Activated Art

  1. What a lovely idea!! I hope to see these some day. It's sad that we live in such a miserable world that some people would actually criticize this. Smh.

  2. You seems like a nice guy, positive and kind.
    What an excellent idea. Do you know how powerful you can use this invention????
    Paint it all overl with divine messages to help humanity grow to higher dimentions. You got a gift use it wisely to help humanity. 

  3. You are fantastic. You are not only a fantastic artist but you are a fantastic human being. Trying to make everyone's day a little bit better. Keep doing what you are doing. I know you are getting huge karma points for this. From one human being to another thank you.

  4. Has anyone tried this on their wedding dress? You might have a whole new market you can sell your product to.

  5. Can I PLEASE get some of this for the sidewalk in front our house!?!? My baby would love this!!!

  6. So it's basically graffiti, it's just not showing when it's sunny..? Bet you people would get in serious trouble for doing that in most areas.

  7. What a lovely idea. I hope this spreads. I'd love to see things like this in all rainy cities. Such a simple idea that can brighten up someone's day.

  8. no top comments about "rain" more likely about "i love rain" >"rain man" illuminati and shit like that ?? =))))

  9. Not sure why this has gone viral, when this idea has been around for many years. This hipster simply jumped on the bandwagon.

  10. While this is really a cool idea, what is the actual chemical you are using? I didn't know there was a commercially available, non-toxic, biodegradable, hydrophobic, synthetic chemical. Not to say I don't believe you guys, I honestly want to know so I can get some.

  11. Pretty impressive. Tell me how we can get involved in Canada? We'd like some biking messages made out of Rain Art.

  12. Awesome Rain works!!!!:) Would love one in front of my home w a positive message……Keep up the Artwork and God bless you both

  13. If You want to do yourself rain graffiti you can use Nanocape products. Check our video with rain reverse graffiti 🙂

  14. Hey, guys. What is the spray you are using for it? we have an idea for a guerilla marketing campaign and it will be great to try it. Thx

  15. штука классная, но она ж стираться будет под ногами

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