Wishing Chair

Hand forged steel, oak, glass, brass, found objects

1.8 x 1 x 0.8 m

A Lucky charm is an item that is believed to bring luck and this chair is covered in them! It even has a built in wishing well, where you can pass coins through the seat, too wish as you sit.

I am interested in the value people place in these items or symbols, and how they effect the relationship with the viewer when used in art.

Many people own some thing lucky, which means a lot to them on a personal level. Equally there are is some reoccurring imagery which is seen throughout many cultures, such as horse shoes or the hand of Fatima. This piece uses these familiar symbols to make an interactive sculpture that viewers are encouraged to sit in , and make a wish.

This chair is made of hand forged steel. It is all traditionally joined using tenons or rivets, not welding. Using these methods help elevate the feeling of age and authenticity. The chair is a concept piece which blends function with art.