Holding Flame

2009 Burning Man art installation.

 

Holding Flame

This stunning piece was awarded an Honorarium
Grant from the Black Rock Arts Foundation.

 

Holding Flame

The steel facade was designed by Cynthia Washburn,
inspired by her own drawing style.

 

Holding Flame

The ornamental steel facade
houses a unique flame effect
revealed at night.

 

Holding Flame

The inverted fire flame effect
was developed by Patrick
while doing visual effects filming.

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HOLDING FLAME

by: Poetic Kinetics

Holding Flame was created in 2009 by Patrick Shearn and Cynthia Washburnh, co-founders and partners of Poetic Kinetics.  This stunning piece was awarded the Honorarium Grant from Black Rock Arts Foundation partially funding it’s debut at Burning Man that year.  The steel facade was designed by Cynthia and is inspired by a style of doodling she has done her entire life.  The inverted fire flame effect was developed by Patrick while doing visual effects filming and has been further refined as a distinct art form that Poetic Kinetics has developed to safely experience the unique warmth and beauty of inverted fire.

Poetic Kinetics’ 2009 Burning Man honorarium art piece.