Rain Rien (1950-2013)


Rain Rien (1950-2013)

From Rain Rien's partner:
Rain Rodgers (Rain Rien) has completed his journey on earth now... he left about 11:30 this morning (24-10-2013). He had a peaceful night, after such a long struggle with colon cancer. I miss him so much already.
I know many people have been touched by his big heart, wild creativity, and generous spirit. I am happy that he is at peace now.

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Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2020

thanks to Grigori Antonin for sending me this newspaper article.

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Comment by Bradford on January 2, 2020 at 5:36am

I enjoyed his eBay lots.  He'd take something from his archive, copy/alter said copy and list it in a most amusing way then expect folks to pose questions to him about the lot. 

The interplay was always a blend of manic, droll, and surreal notions.  I used to have an archive of said eBay activity, my questions as a potential bidder and his replies.  I bought several of his lots and always paid in a convoluted Mail Art way (before PayPal was mandatory).  His comments were always cherished.

Comment by Jennifer Kosharek on January 1, 2020 at 11:05pm

I miss Rain daily... we used to communicate through facebook and the mail. He was such a kind human.  

Comment by Bradford on August 17, 2019 at 7:45pm

This is an email from the old Yaywho! group, "rainriensgroup", dated 25 FEB 2004: 

stop sending me these fuckin Emails your some how sending them to Kevin@kevincarmodyart.comSTOP IT!
----- Original Message -----
From: eva porate
To:  rainriensgroup@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 06:55:34 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [rainriensgroup] pi

Hi Joe, I just have to say that the young "Lady" in the 3rd panel of your triptych does certainly
look as though she is enjoying herself! Is this  part of a series that you are working on? Also
what kind of code are you using. Translation is impossible at this point.
Are you aware that your last name comes up as Jamaica on spell check . HA


Comment by Bradford on October 24, 2018 at 6:16pm

Still thinking about all the mail and electronic fun I had with Rain Rien Nevermind on this 5th Anniversary of his passing . . .

Comment by DKeys on May 28, 2018 at 1:32am

Thanks Rain...for the dance with words

Comment by Nadia Aroca on April 15, 2016 at 10:38pm

2003, "collaboration".

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Comment by Nadia Aroca on April 15, 2016 at 10:29pm

Found some Rain images in my drives. He was posting at IUOMA and some other Yahoo groups. This has date 2004.


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