Casting stunning displays of color and shadow over the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront, Reflection Rising by Poetic Kinetics is the first installation announced by Scottsdale Public Art for its annual Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light 2018.
Scottsdale's Reflection Rising is designed by Patrick Shearn. Shearn's worldwide installations compel viewers to slow down and follow the undulating movement of the artwork, which appears to hand in thin air. From the surrounding walkways, views of the rippling sculpture will emerge in the reflective surface of the canal, evoking the colors of the sunset. At the Soleri Bridge Plaza, the piece will rise and fall in graceful waves, casting dappled shade and sunlight on those gathered below. The custom-designed work will be installed Nov. 13 and will soar above the waterfront, illuminating much of the Arizona Canal through March 2018.