Artist Peter Deise will debut a 35-foot-long, 10-foot-tall steel sculpture consisting of three structures on Nov. 7 at the Stella Artois Polo Classic, a production of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships. The steel sculpture series will be titled “Un-sprung.”
As part of the City of Scottsdale approved COVID-specific changes for 2020, The Stella Artois Polo Classic will feature an extensive social distancing plan. The event’s all open-air approach with tables aims to make guests as comfortable as possible, in an environment as fun and interesting as possible.
In creating the new piece, Deise took inspiration from the unique event itself. He encourages the attendees to interpret the artwork for themselves but explains that it represents the movement of life and the energy within that.
“It’s going to be three pieces at 10 feet tall and white so that it has a presence out there,” says Deise. “This is focused on relevance to energy. It has a visual connectivity from a distance. It’s an abstraction of a verb versus a thing.”
Deise is a renowned steel artist of 25 years. Originally from Los Angeles, Deise has lived most of his life in downtown Phoenix and focuses on feeding off the energy of the crazy world among us.
Traditionally, much of Deise’s work goes to private placements in modern homes, but most recently Deise sculpted a 30-foot-tall container box at The Churchill in downtown Phoenix.
“It’s a combination of nature and relationships. I don’t mean relationships necessarily like people but relationships of things to things,” says Deise. “When you think of movement, it’s usually because of a relationship of gravity to an object or water and wind.”
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