This is Peregrine Church. Thanks to him, rainy days are a little less bleak in Seattle, Washington. Peregrine runs the art instillation company Rainworks, who have started creating works of art that only become visible when wet. The pieces, which he has placed on sidewalks all over the city, are made by spraying a special non-toxic, environmentally safe, and biodegradable material over a stencil. Once set, the material keeps the ground underneath dry during rainfall, whilst the rest of the sidewalk is drench. This produces a two-tone effect which allows Peregrine to create his pieces. When the sidewalk is dry, the images are invisible.
The aim of Peregrine’s works of art are to raise spirits when the weather is bleak, which in Seattle is most of the time according to the man himself! One says ‘Stay Dry Out There’ whilst another forms a perfect hopscotch outline. As they are biodegradable, Peregrine’s pieces have a limited life. However, this isn’t something to be disappointed about. It means that he’ll be producing even more fun and inspiring pieces of art in future!