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Made by Rain

It was designed by Aliki van der Kruijs (Dutch, b. 1984). It is dated 2012-ongoing. Its medium is textiles (2). It is a part of the department.

Aliki van der Kruijs uses 2 techniques for drawing with rain on silk. In one, inked film is placed under the textile. As rain falls, ink seeps onto the surface of the textile, recording the raindrops. In the other, the textile is first printed with a layer of ink, which bleeds upon contact with the raindrops. The textile is silkscreened with the location, date, time interval, and millimeters of rainfall.

It is credited Courtesy of Aliki van der Kruijs.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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