Seattle Artist Creates Invisible Street Art That Only Appears When It Rains


A Seattle-based magician cum artist Peregrine Church has come up with the perfect kind of street art for the rainy city – invisible drawings that only appear when wet. Oddity Central has more:

Church says that he’s passionate about making things that make the world a more interesting place, and his “rainworks” fit the bill perfectly. They are images or messages invisible to the naked eye in dry weather that only appear when it’s wet, “to make people’s rainy day a little bit better”.

Using stencils and super hydrophobic coating, he paints positive messages and familiar games such as hopscotch on various streets around Seattle. The protective coating forms a waterproof layer that is invisible to the naked eye. When it rains, the droplets of water roll off the painted surface, revealing the hidden message or drawing.

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