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Made by Rain Uses a Unique Print Process to Capture Raindrops on Textiles

 - May 31, 2017
References: madebyrain & fastcodesign
Artist Aliki van der Kruijs was inspired by climate change when creating her newest project 'Made By Rain,' a visual representation of rain patterns printed onto different textiles. To make her fabric prints, she places a water soluble ink-sheet over a white textile. The ink bleeds onto the textile as the raindrops hit it, forming a pattern that's unique.

The artist named this process "pluviagraphy," a way to draw with rain. Using water as her medium, these textiles act as rain infographics, mapping out the increase of rain that's occurring in the Netherlands due to climate change.

Van der Kruijs is using art to spread awareness, and create a resistance towards passiveness with regards to climate change. Her rain designs provide a vital look into our relationship with the changing climate.