Known for its constant rainy weather, Seattle is the perfect home for “Rainworks”, new water-activated interactive installations. These can either be illustrations and / or hidden messages that only appear when wet. It was created by Seattle-based artist Peregrine Church. Each installation is made from a water-repellant coating that lasts anywhere from 4 months to year.
“Church embarked on the project as a way to add a bit of whimsy to rainy days in Seattle – of which there are, on average, 155 per year. Each stenciled work offers a rain-themed message – ‘Proud to be rainy’ – or a diversion, like a hopscotch game,’ according to Laughing Squid.