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.