The project is particularly remarkable in that four of the six figures are positioned in the Water of Leith itself, acting as barometers or gauges for the height of the water as it swells and recedes. The static figures provide moments for contemplation from the walkway that follows the river as it passes through the deep wooded valley of the Dean, to the industrial area of Leith.

The first figure is buried chest-high at the entrance to the gallery grounds. The second figure is positioned within a basin of the river immediately to the rear of the gallery, where it gazes down into the water.

The figure in Stockbridge looks up. The figure in Powderhall looks to the right; the one in Bonnington to the left. The final work, situated at the end of an abandoned pier in Leith Docks, looks out to the sea at the mouth of the harbour.