Earlier today, Geeks are Sexy reported that a programmer with a penchant for fantasy created an interesting piece of art. Mike DeWolfe, a resident of Canada from Victoria BC, attached more than 20 melted-to-shape keyboards to a chair producing what he calls the “Throne of Nerds.” DeWolfe drew heavily from the design and theme of the Throne of Swords as it appears in the “Game of Thrones” television series.
“The underlying message is one of suffering,” DeWolfe wrote on his blog. “The keyboards have been melted and warped. They’re made to twist to fit, but at the same time that renders them unusable because they cannot fulfill their intended purpose.”
DeWolfe also scorched nearly all of the ESC keys “to symbolize how impossible it can be escape suffering and blackness.” He intentionally left the ESC key on the uppermost keyboard unmarred, although he does not specify why. Possibilities could include accession of a social and/or spiritual nature or that escape is possible, just very hard.
“Around the back,” DeWolfe continues, “the keyboard cables have been arranged like human hair with an attempt to braid the cables that is ultimately left in a tangle. This denotes how good plans and order can degenerate into chaos.”
DeWolfe's main source of income is a web developing company, co-run with his wife, called Those DeWolfes Creative. However, he is also a writer and busies himself with sculpture “as time allows.”
He is currently seeking a buyer for a man-sized Cthulhu sculpture.