Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Take a Seat



I took these photos the last time I went into the city. This installation is called The Green Room. The mosaic chair and ottoman took a year to create, using donated china that had been broken in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. The garden surrounding the chair was created by Greening the Rubble.

"On the back of the chair are two soldiers. These are from a cup and saucer set given to Pamela McKenzie, when she was 6 years old. She attended... a single teacher school (with) 12 pupils. They all got a cup showing the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, in commemoration of the coronation of King George 6th, in 1936." (Taken from a sign at the site).

For more interesting chairs, please visit Carmi's blog, where his theme for the week is Please Be Seated.

9 comments:

Karen S. said...

This is so lovely, what a labor of love to craft this! I imagine it would look very pretty in one's own garden too! Wouldn't that be wonderful.

fredamans said...

What a beautiful and creative chair!

Alexia said...

Oh these are great, Catherine. They make me think of a garden I saw in Taupo years ago, with mosaic furniture, walls, paths... I'll have to go back with my camera one day!

Bob Scotney said...

So glad you showed us the detail so we could see the soldier and the ship. A chair to admire.

photodoug said...

What detail. Thanks for sharing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful. And a labor of resilience!
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Gilly said...

What a brilliant idea! No too comfortable though, but I just love it!

Gilly's Camera said...

Gorgeous

Jennifer Compton said...

stunning