3D

Throne of Power

6ft x 3ft x 3ft reclaimed wood.steel.leather.fabric.electrical

In a prison in Philadelphia, inmates make chairs for community leaders.  Power Chair was designed after one built for Pope Francis.  I am interested in the relationship that the Catholic Church has with our prison system - two commercial organizations that are a large part of our country.  What is the cost of a human life?  The electric chair increases with popularity along the bible belt as a cheaper alternative to chemical injection.  Private for profit prisons are growing and are leading to some of the most influential lobbies in our country. It costs an average of 50,000 a year to house a prisoner.  Prisoners can earn up to $1 per hour in some prisons.

 

This piece was designed in Rhinoceros and cut using a CNC router.