Dearraindrop [ VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USA ]all artists
Based out of Virginia Beach...
Dearraindrop began as a clothing label founded by Joe Grillo and Laura Grant in 1998. The group expanded to include more collaborators and the creation of elaborate collages made from recycled materials and large multi-media art installations. When first asked to join the Wynwood project they were a little confused because they didn’t consider themselves street artists.”That just wasn’t a reality when growing up in the late 1990s in suburban southern Virginia,” Laura explains.
Joe and Laura had only visited Miami once before, and though they had a vague idea about what they would paint, they developed most of the imagery when they arrived on location, with the theme of celebrating what makes Miami special. The piece progressed from the bathing suit to the defiant electronic panther, and in “Miami-izing” their pop culture references further, they brought back other images you’d associate with Florida as a kid: palm trees, flamingos and sun-kissed oranges.