Phoenix Rising

Karen Sontag Sattel, Government Center, Minneapolis, MN

In collaboration with Karen Sontag Sattel

Cast Iron

5' x 10' x 5'

1996

This is a 4,000-pound sculpture created in 1996 from melted down guns. A 1992 gun collection program in Hennepin County brought in 6,109 guns in six days. The guns were melted down to create the sculpture, a literal interpretation of the mythical phoenix that rises from the ashes.

[Text Credit: Start Seeing Art, Photo Credit: Kevin Hendricks]

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