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Water-Activated Street Art

Unless it's wet, Adam Niklewicz's 30-foot tall oak tree mural in Hartford, Connecticut is invisible:

The brick around the tree is weather-treated. The area of the tree drawing is not. When the wall gets wet, the bricks in the tree-drawing area become soaked and dark and the treated bricks do not, causing the image to appear sharply on the wall.

How'd he do it? Niklewicz and his assistants made a huge rubber stencil and then sprayed it with Rust-Oleum. You can see process photos at Twisted Sifter.

News Story -via Twisted Sifter | Photo: Erika Van Natta


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