Rain King

Preoccupied with our need for rain (we were 10 inches below average rainfall by the end of May), I decided to draw my favorite sprinkler, the Rain King. I need/want to draw more for the sheer joy of it and because my textile process is so long from start to finish that I crave the more immediate gratification of drawing. It is such an interesting object that I know I will draw it again. Coincidentally, we’ve had several rainy days since June 4th, the day I sketched this.

Rain King, vintage sprinkler. Cast iron and made in Chicago!
Rain King, vintage sprinkler. Cast iron and steel, made in Chicago!

Author: Kit

I’m a St. Paul MN Artist, working in Japanese woodblock printmaking and Katazome (stencil dyed textiles). My work celebrates daily encounters with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

5 thoughts on “Rain King”

  1. cool. i think we got your rain – we had the rainiest may for years . very unseasonal.

  2. “Rain drawing” instead of rain dancing!? whoa!
    I wish I could send you some of our rain, because the rainy season has officially started over here…

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