Scottsdale Public Art

Temporary Art

Reflection Rising

Scottsdale Public Art welcomes Los Angeles based installations and experimental design artist Patrick Shearn and Poetic Kinetics for their new expansive art installation on the canal this November.  Patrick Shearn and Poetic Kinetics have inspired communities with their lightweight, kinetic sculptures hovering over large public areas.  Their adventurous and exciting creations come from their diverse and collaborative process.  Their work has been shown from St. Petersburg, Russia, Downtown Los Angeles, LA Philharmonic and many light and music festivals throughout the country.  For more information about Patrick Shearn and Poetic Kinetics and their outstanding work, click here.


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Reflection Rising spans from Marshall Way Bridge to the Soleri Bridge, snaking from side to side and floating through the wind.  Made of a lightweight streamer-like material and anchored in inconspicuous locations, this piece is made to look like a wave of dancing colors bellowing by ways of air movement.  The slightest breeze will cause the piece to float dramatically through the currents.  Reflection Rising will reflect our beautiful Arizona sunset with its radient color gradient.  This exciting piece will envelope a large portion of the Waterfront Canal from November 2017 through Canal Convergence in February/March 2018 where there may be a surprise addition from the group!

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