​​​​​​​​​​Rising Phoenix​​​

 

 

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ARTIST:   Ed Mell
DATE:   2006
LOCATION:  Cesar Chavez Plaza
TYPE:   Sculpture
MATERIALS:   Bronze
BUDGET:   $30,000
DISTRICT:   8
ZIP CODE:  ​85003


​Inspired by the City name and the myth of the Phoenix bird, the artist sculpted, in bronze, a 40-inch tall bird rising from flames.  The bronze sculpture is finished with a silver nitrate patina and sits atop a four foot gray concrete pedestal.  This was a joint project between the Office of Arts and Culture and the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission.  As a symbol of the City of Phoenix, the Sister Cities Commission has raised additional funds to present smaller replicas of the work to each of Phoenix's 10 international Sister Cities. ​