Flow by Scott Shubin is located in the South Main Arts District park behind Grace Heritage Center. The 15′ tall kinetic sculpture was commissioned by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board to commemorate the importance of water to the founding and sustainability of Georgetown and in celebration of the South Main Arts District that received a Cultural District Grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. The sculpture is powder coated steel, perforated steel, stainless steel, acrylic, and LED lighting.
Shubin’s sculpture represents water and the importance of this natural resource to the founding of our community, as well as the need for water conservation as our community continues to grow and develop during the present day. Geographic location and natural resources initially drew people to the area that eventually became Williamson County. Before Georgetown was founded, people inhabited this area for over 13,000 years, with the Tonkawa naming this area – takatchue pouetsu, “land of good water”. The Tonkawa were native to Central Texas, and pre-mid-20th century there were numerous good, clear, natural springs in the area that encompasses Williamson County.
History credit: Ann Evans, Georgetown Public Library