Clear Raincoat And White Linen
Mark Allyn Artistic Journal
Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Clear Raincoat And White Linen
Once upon a time, when I was a child in the 1960's, I was eating at the cafe at North Station in Boston, Massachusetts. A woman came in and sat down a the counter a few seats away from me.

She wore a light colored dress under a long clear plastic raincoat.

I was too shy, but I wanted to ask her where she got the raincoat.

That did not stop me. I made my own! And this raincoat is far more transparent than the one worn by the lady at North Station in Boston.

This raincoat was fashioned after the one I saw that day in Boston those decades ago. It was donated to a charity auction where it sold for two hundred dollars. It is constructed of the same heavy clear vinyl used for auto seat covers.

The white linen outfit that I am wearing under the see through raincoat is constructed of the same heavy duty fine linen used to upholster furniture in high end public places such as expensive restaurants.

I made this linen outfit so that I could perform at a talent show at a radical faerie gathering and shine, no matter what colored lights they want to shine on me.

The later afternoon during when this photo was taken was dark and cloudy. Only a small flash was used to take this picturs. You can see the light that I evoke wearing this fine linen garment under this transparent coat that keeps me dry and warm in the rain.