In regards to the sculpture the artist, Mary P. Johnson said, "In the same way that frogs metamorphose from tadpoles, this work springs from the discarded items pulled from our beautiful public waters."
Life after the Fair: This sculpture was moved to Tamarack Nature Center, Lino Lakes, Minnesota. It continued an active life of educatiing school children about water stewardship. The frog skin was replaced annually for several years. When the artwark was retired summer of 2014, the director of the center said, "Having this sculpture here was a tremendous educational tool."