Air guitar jump of joy adventure with Patrick Sheehan in Palm Springs

Patrick Sheehan photographed by Eyoalha Baker for Jump for Joy Photo Project and Palm Springs Cultural Center Artist Residency

We met Patrick and his family at the Art Museum in Palm Springs. I loved the energy and willingness to play and explore with this entire family. Everyone took turns for their jump and everytime was amazing! When it was time for Patricks jump we explored around to find a different backdrop for his photo and got this fun shot of him playing air guitar.

Get to know Patrick a little:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
My beautiful family inspires me.

Q: What was your experience doing the jumping photos?
I didn’t quite understand it (but that was my fault for not taking the time to do my homework), however, the enthusiasm of the artist quickly got me into it. I’m looking forward to seeing the mural!

Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
Sense of inner peace with a smile on my face.

Q: What is your greatest passion in life? Why?
Being with my family, helping others and making art. These are the things that bring me the most joy.

Q: How do you feel about being part of a collaborative community project that promotes joy?
A: Great!

Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
I would spread joy through art… working on projects with children and people with disabilities.

Q: What are you working on?
Always painting!

Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
I’ve been calling Palm Springs my home since 1985. I visited the area during a cold, Illinois winter and never went back.

Thank you Patrick for sharing your playful jumping joy with the world!


Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.

If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us:


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Twitter: @jumpforjoyphoto
Facebook: /JumpForJoyPhotoProject

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