Making art in Elysian Park

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Visions in Motion being assembled in Elysian Park

The artists behind Poetic Kinetics of Lincoln Heights recently turned an Elysian Park field into their studio as they assembled a section of a huge kinetic art installation composed of 120,000 streamers.

 Visions in Motion, as the artwork by Patrick Shearn is known, will be shipped to Berlin where it will float in the sky as part of ceremonies marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

About 30,000 of the streamers will feature handwritten messages from people in Germany and around the world.

The section of Visions in Motion being worked on this week stretched about 200 feet across the grass at Elysian Park. But the completed artwork that will float in Berlin will be more than twice as long.

"The artwork’s rectangular shape conjures the form of the wall," said the Poetic Kinetics website. "But instead of a heavy, impenetrable border, the form takes flight."

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Visions of Motion art work
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