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Water Mover, 2008

Heishman's design is a response to the community's concern to visually address the drop off from the edge of the round concrete pad that makes up the park.

Most visitors use the park as a pass trough from 34th to 35th street. This flow of people plus the pre-existing park elements of the winding entrance path, the circular concrete pad, and the curved benches rippling outwards are pulled together by Heishman's design.

Water Mover is rain-powered, built to perform and respond to the characteristically wet Northwest climate. The eight half-pipes are supported on "x" shaped rectangular legs, painted a tan color to resemble lumber, and reference a simple, pioneer-style wood construction. At the top of the cascade, a large, artificial boulder is positioned as though growing from the concrete wall. Water Mover continues Heishman's exploration of faux and illusory materials, and highlights her interest in shifting vantage points resulting in sculpture that responds to, and changes, as the viewer moves around it.