As the rain falls down the side of the a bland red brick wall in Hartford, Connecticut, the imagery of ‘The Charter Oak’ glistens on the wall as artist Adam Niklewicz admires the work he displayed. The 30 x 45 foot artwork of a stunning oak tree is virtually invisible until water is sprayed on the red brick. The water-activated mural portrays The Charter Oak by Charles DeWolf Brownell, a symbolic American reference to independence and freedom.

The walls of the building are meant to have a historical meaning, while the infamous oak tree graffiti contributes to the counterbalance of nature in an urbanized area.

With the horrible weather Hurricane Sandy is bringing, work like this will make the most of turbulent weather.