The Throne, 2010

The Throne, 2010

Thrones

The sculptures pictured on this page represent non-functional ceremonial thrones; thrones that are typically occupied by royalty or “sovereigns”. The largest throne shown to the left was the first in this series and is the only life-size throne in the series. It is rendered "non-functional" by the seat width which is too narrow to accommodate an adult's body and can only accommodate a small child. The other abstracted throne forms are made of destructible and temporary materials and are presented as decaying anachronisms. They suggest that the usefulness of royalty, and the inherited political power, status and wealth that comes with it has run its unfortunate course in human evolution.

The throne construction materials include marble, wood, copper, aluminum, steel, natural branches, dish rags, hand-made paper, brick and dry-wall joint tape and ink.