Patrick Shearn’s Kinetic Sculptures Bring Change to the Air

In our inaugural season Summer Winds, we were delighted to work with Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics on the instillation of ‘Silver Current,” its so great to see the ripple effects of this piece today!


read the full article about Poetic Kinetic’s project HERE!

Cynthia Close

Art & Object

The indefatigable artist Patrick Shearn is a beacon of positivity in a world where hope and the promise of a better future is in short supply. The founder of Poetic Kinetics, Shearn and his team are creators of memorable large scale interactive public art experiences like their roving astronaut, a huge hit in their seven appearances at Coachella 2019. Shearn spoke to Art & Object last year while he was in the midst of installing Silver Current, one of his Skynet pieces to highlight the achievements of sustainable wind power in New Bedford, Massachusetts. As if that wasn’t enough for one year, Shearn and his crew installed Visions in Motion, a rainbow of wishes wafting over the sky in November 2019 at the Brandenburg Gate in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.


It was this project, a collaboration between Berliners and folks in their sister city of Los Angeles, home-base for Poetic Kinetics, that laid the groundwork for Shearn’s latest project, A Change in the Air. He had barely paused to take a breath when I caught up with him (virtually) and Marnie Sehayek, Creative Strategist at Poetic Kinetics, to chat about the outside–the–box thinking involved in such a monumental undertaking.