Monday, September 24, 2012
Charter Oak Tree Mural
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has funded new public murals in seven cities, including Hartford. This one is by artist Adam Niklewicz. It shows the Charter Oak Tree, and is based on a painting in the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Niklewicz sprayed the brick wall around the tree image with transparent water-resistant paint, and left the tree image untreated. The tree is (mostly) invisible when the wall is dry. At 3 p.m. every day, the wall is sprayed with water from above and below. The wall is unaffected by the water but the untreated tree image darkens, bringing out the tree image.
This post is linked to Monday Murals.