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Textiles Made by Rain

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I don’t know about your new year, but mine is starting with some rain. I know that for many of us rainy days are quite slow and sleepy, whenever it is possible we try to avoid getting wet and cold. For that reason I was looking for an inspiration that would embrace the rainy weather.

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Randomly I came across some great work that perfectly fits the subject by a Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs. The artist was interested in exploring the rain, which is so common in her home country. She decided to capture the experience of a rainfall and transfer it to textiles, making it possible to ‘wear the weather’. The artist developed a technique called ‘pluviagraphy’: photographic recordings of rain precipitation on textiles with a film coating that is sensitive to water. Each piece comes with a  precipitation data of location, time and weather conditions. The project is called Made by Rain and it is presented in a book together with the process, research and inspiration.

Enjoy the rain!

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All the images belong to Aliki van der Kruijs.

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