Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture, a movement where works appear extremely realistic to the extent that they trick the eye. The Message is emblematic of her work, with astonishing realistic fabric and skin, depicting a swimmer reaching down for a shell. Although life-like, this sculpture is made of lacquered bronze and weighs over 225 pounds. The piece brings attention to the Plaza Fountain as a place of meeting, movement, and communication.