A nearby plaque reads:
The Golden Mean. Bronze with patina and gold leaf.
Using the riverfront’s edge on as its diving board, Feuerman’s monumental sculpture activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through a site-specific installation. Two years in the making, and more than 8,000 hours of labor, The Golden Mean is part of a series of swimmers and bathers Feuerman began working on in the late seventies. It is and icon for the strength and resilience of the human spirit, for achieving the impossible and for the struggle for survival