"Release the Fear" Sculpture, Phoenix

"Release the Fear" Sculpture, Phoenix

If you happen to be in the downtown area of Phoenix around the intersection of Central Avenue and East Roosevelt, you will get a chance to see one of the most unusual sculptures to be found anywhere in the United States. It can almost give you a chill up your back, because upon inspection of the work of art, you will notice it is made entirely from old weapons.

The sculpture looks like someone reaching their arms up to the sky. The so-called “Release the Fear” Sculpture was finished in 2005, and placed in this location by the city council of Phoenix. Composed of over 8 tons of metal, the figurine stands 24 feet tall and was designed by Robert Miley. The weapons that have been fused into this work of art are from violent acts that were committed all over the state.

The artist has continued with this genre since the completion of his famous downtown sculpture in the name of stopping violence. It took him over ten years to put together enough sponsors to be able to create the “Release the Fear” piece. The latter is a definite must see in Phoenix.

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Sight Name: "Release the Fear" Sculpture
Sight Location: Phoenix, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Phoenix North Central Avenue Walk  

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