A chair to represent James the greater……………..The pilgrimage as a journey, as a path that leads to a destination chased for long or just aspirated, is a process of inner development. It’s a spiritual or cultural research trip, an aspiration towards how it is different.
That’s why it is a cedar staircase that metaphorically tends to infinity, fading gradually not only in the tapered shape, but also in the chromatic appearance: the wooden beams fading to white, as loosing consistency and forecasting the passage to an unknown world.
These are steps that, in the end, collapse upon themselves, a division between the ground and the divine. The representation of the stress in which it makes you encounter, but also the sense of the design process itself, which often overcomes on the final product, discovering the value and its explanation right in its own growth.
It’s a chair, a ladder or maybe a library: symbolically retracing the Way of St.James. The chair allows everyday metaphorical climbing, getting closer to the sky… By sitting or climbing the chair, you are able to receive a gift, a passage from the bible which invites you to ponder upon the reflection.
And he had a dream; and in his dream he saw steps stretching from earth to heaven; and the angels of God were going up and down on them.
Genesi (28, 12)