Donny’s Throne

The outdoor installation, Donny’s Throne, is a sculptural installation that takes an object abandoned by humans and offers it back to nature.

A washed up chair that was found broken, and washed up on the banks of the River Maas is fixed by the casting of a new seat made from bird seeds and fat. The work was produced in conjunction with a community workshop where participants were able to make their own bird feeders and contribute to creating the piece itself.

Hanging up in the trees of the Otje Garden, the chair forms a grand feeding spot for birds (or, it turns out, one bird in particular – Donny). People can watch him interact with the installation whilst sitting on a hay bale below.

chair frame, fat, seeds, rope
2 x 0.6 x 0.6 m

icw Felix Mohr (Finding the Wild)
Supported and exhibited by Stichting 't O-tje
Projectruimte Attent, 2022