River Shadow - CODAworx

Client: Crescent Communities

Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $190,000

Project Team


Crescent Communities

Crescent Communities


MGA Sculpture Studio, LLC

MGA Sculpture Studio


Waves cascade over the surface of a parking area in the Riverwalk area of Tampa, Florida, changing shape and shadow with different angles of view. Over 200 powder coated aluminum elements reminiscent of fish fins are affixed to the side of the garage and illuminated with custom LED lighting.
River Shadow spans 90 feet in width, 45 feet in height and measures 2.5 feet at its greatest depth from the wall.


The goal of River Shadow was to activate a parking garage at Crescent Communities' new apartment complex in Tampa. It was one of three projects commissioned by the development group to enhance the property with locally inspired icons.