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7’2" Tall - Made of #steel, burnt wood from the Manzanita family. The #throne is upholstered in black #cowhide fur and is massive in size. With steel claws, steel roots, a steel lizard head and a crystal.
Used in the movie #batmanforever on the set of #harveytwoface played by @tommyleejones . @debimazar played the character Spice. She sat in the chair in one of the scenes. But the dark side of his lair was very dark, making it hard see the set.
I built this because…
My friend and I were hiking with our dogs in Topanga Canyon #california after the fires had swept through there in 1993 and everything had burned except for these skeletal trees. The wood was so hard, it basically just scorched the outside. But this made the wood even harder. While hiking, I had a strange flash like a picture, of a throne with wings. And the next morning at 4am, I was injured in the 1994 Northridge earthquake cutting the tendon in my right foot as a result of breaking glass that I ran through in total darkness to help a neighbor who was trapped. FEMA gave me $1400.00 to fix my antique china cabinet that fell and broke causing my injury. So I took the money and bought the welding gear to teach myself to weld so I could build the throne I had in the vision.
Three weeks later I was fitted with a walking cast. I hiked for 3 more weeks collecting this burnt wood from #topangacanyon. 133 trees I collected to find the right pieces to build the throne and some other functional #steelsculptures. I later rented this Throne and was commissioned to build some other pieces for the movie Batman Forever.
#metalart #metalartist #art #metalsculpture #mixedmedia #lizard #dragon #manzanita #wings #scrapart #gothic #batmanfanclub #tommyleejones #debimazar #hollywood #steelsculpture #fire #claws #the_things_men_like #gunnerjohnsonart