Remote Monument Series

“Magellan’s Chair”

Concept

Ferdinand Magellans Voyage has been compared to our 1969 lunar landing. For this piece I chose a rather obtuse element around which to base the monument – the chair from which he directed the journey.

The monument:
On the Strait of Magellan the empty frame of Magellan’s Chair would jut from the rocky face of a west facing mountain over looking the explorers final reach to the Pacific Ocean. 

Proposed as a twelve foot fabricated and cast titanium chair, the piece would extend out from the rock face on 6 high strength tapered stanchions (as per model shown) and would preside over the Strait at an elevation of 300 meters above water level.