Here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve had an especially rainy start to Spring this year! KOMO News just reported a few weeks ago that we got a year’s worth of rain in only 5.5 months! All this rain doesn’t stop art from being created, in fact, a local company’s art needs rain in order to be seen! Many Seattleites are tired of the rain, but the rain makes creations made by Rainworks appear! Watch their video to see:
Rainworks, a Seattle-based company, creates art that only shows on rainy days. By spraying a “superhydrophobic coating through a stencil onto concrete” they are able to “create areas that will repel all water”. Then, the “next time the surface gets wet, everything darkens” except for where it’s sprayed, which creates the image on the concrete! The cool part is that the spray is completely invisible when the concrete is dry so it is truly a surprise when it starts to rain!
So, while we hope for sunnier weather in the months ahead, this rain art is a pretty cool way to brighten our spirits on a rainy day! Even so, we hope the saying “April showers bring May flowers” rings true this year! 🙂