Dimensions: 88” x 30” x 36”
Media: Cast bronze
Commissioned by: Washington State Art in Public Places Program and the Bethel School District.
This-seven-foot tall bronze “throne” is themed on Mount Rainier. The new Graham-Kapowsin High School for which it was created has a spectacular view of the great peak. Text and images related to the Mountain decorate all surfaces. A bronze “tapestry” wraps the front and sides of the chair, picturing dozens of birds and wildflowers found in the Mount Rainier National Park. The rear of the chair shows a cross section of the volcano, indicating the original outline of the mountain before the eruption that radically changed its contour. The seat depicts the pattern of glaciers on the mountain. The chair revolves 360 degrees in either direction by means of a wheel on the back. The black-tinted concrete pad below the chair is inlaid with bronze castings indicating eight points of the compass.