Rainworks Project


Vancouver Island University


Accessible to all, public art has the power to energize community spaces, promote discussion and debate, and transform the places we work, live, learn and play. Inspired by our mutual love of placemaking and public art, Lindsay Malbon (Vancouver Island University alumni) and I, collaborated with various VIU departments to install an art project around the Nanaimo campus.

We installed 15 stencil designs on concrete surfaces using a water-resistant solution. As a result, the images only appear when wet.

Tools and Skills:

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator – converted to AutoCAD file for laser cutting of stencils

Rainworks spray and application




For more information, please watch the video by the Nanaimo News Bulletin:

Or read this article by VIU News: