A note from the founder: Maria Zachariades

Thank-you for your visit to RainStations!
I have had a passion and curiosity about RAIN for many years. RainStations was born out of a series of perceptions explorations and personal experiences over a good number of years! I have wished to create here a place to share my and others contemplations, notions and reflections on RAIN. I would love people to be inspired to contribute their thoughts, experiences, feelings, knowledge and creations about RAIN.

RainStations making Connections through RAIN

RAIN has inspired imagery in art, music, literature, dance, theatre and film drawing on it’s emotive characteristics. I hope the website will draw together, collate and share these to create a diverse COLLECTION of RAIN.

It is very exciting to be making connections and projects with RAIN enthusiasts and Collaborators around the world on a number of projects that will be shared here!
We all ‘share’ RAIN by default. In Sharing OUR RAIN I hope to support those who are adversely affected by RAIN: This is the work of RainStations Foundation.
RAIN knows no borders and doesn’t discriminate. Storms travel across countries and continents causing devastation, whilst on the other side of the planet the eagerly awaited RAIN will bring celebrations and joy when it finally arrives. Floods cause more loss of life, than any other natural disaster, and yet year on year the world over, we struggle with water shortages. How RAIN sculpts our planet and how we interact with the landscape of RAIN fascinates me.

My overriding curiosity lies in the question of how we, as human beings made up of 50-75% water relate to materiality of RAIN both in body and mind. It is our ‘mindfulness’ when it RAINS that I believe determines our relationship to this fundamental source of life. Could a better understanding of our relationship with the medium of RAIN improve our experience of it both physically and mentally? Can ‘seeing’ RAIN through the Arts open our eyes anew and inspire us afresh? This is the experiment of RainStations and this journey!

I hope that I am able here to share this curiosity and passion and hope you too will start to see RAIN in a new light.
Enjoy RainStations! Enjoy the RAIN!