The Rain Village project is a ritual act to emotionally accept the Pacific Northwest and more specifically Greater Seattle Area as my new home. Rain is a metaphor symbolizing Seattle, each droplet represents the individuals within the area.
As a recent immigrant, I am finding ways to feel that I belong here. I am excited as well as anxious about living in my new home in the US. I presume other immigrants feel a like. As a means of comfort, newcomers decorate their houses’ interiors with the items symbolizing their home country or culture. For an outsider, accepting new place requires a ritual to make the new place feel as their home.
Currently I am collecting raindrop drawings from Greater Seattle Area Residents.
I would like to you think about the idea about home, what means home to you and draw a raindrop shape on copy paper (Letter size). These collected drawings will be created into small sculptures using 3D printing ceramics for installation.
I wish this project gives an opportunity to the viewers to contemplate about feelings of belonging.
Place your Copy paper orientation in landscape
Fold your paper in half, left to right.
Draw single outline think about the size and shapes which reflects the idea about home.
You can use a pencil, pen or Marker
Draw another outline on the other side.
Select one of drawing and do a check mark.
Choose the size texture; thin, mid, thick and write on the corner.
3d printing has slicer which creates a linear texture