These “Rainworks” Are the Newest Trend in Art

When artist Peregrine Church learned about superhydrophobic coating, a nanoscopic surface layer that repels water, he came up with the idea to create art that will only appear on rainy days.

When Church’s early tests have failed, a chemical manufacturer in Belgium offered their expertise to worked with Church on developing a new superhydrophobic coating intended solely for making ‘rainworks’, which would be invisible on dry concrete.

Church used this sample and in May 2014, he created his first real “rainwork.” Together with his friend Xack Fischer, they began decorating the streets of Seattle with rainy-day art. They decided to turn this art into business and spread rainworks across the world, giving people a reason to smile during rainy days.

Today, people from everywhere are sharing photos of their rain-activated art with official hashtag: #rainworks. Check out the latest posts below.