Four larger-than-life-sized cast bronze sugar beets were commissioned by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City for the Sugar House Business District. Selected through a public competition, artist Day Christensen arrived at the concept of the sugar beet as a symbol for the community.
These sugar beets were installed in advance of the 150th anniversary of Sugar House, which was celebrated in April, 2004.
Day Emil Christensen is a sculptor and mixed media artist. He has been commissioned for numerous public art works in Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Art and Design and a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2008, Christensen was awarded a grant from the Utah Arts Council as part of the Individual Artists Services Grants program. He currently resides in Highland, Utah.