- Location: Ripple Effect: The Art of H2O, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (2012)/ Waterways at the Foster Gallery, Nobles and Greenough High School, Needham, MA (2007) / Reaching Water at Cambridge Arts Council Gallery (2005)
- Fabrication: Jesse Kaminsky
- Materials: Light, water, Plexiglas, ladder, motor, clamps, tubing, vinyl floor screen
- Video Credits: Thyra Héder
This public art installation of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. A series of transparent trays are suspended from a ladder and water is pumped from a bucket to the highest tray and cascades down into a bucket at the lowest end. A small submersible pump in the bucket pumps the water through transparent PVC tubing back up to the top tray. Light projects through the flowing water onto a pathway on the floor. With the sounds of water over head, the shadow river becomes real. The standard hardware of the piece is all plainly visible, contrasting with the ethereal illusion that it creates.