"King Series i. Coronations, ii. Liberations, iii. Liberated
Leather and wood. Series of 3 globes. 15x15x30xm
Mario Sanchez 2022
I have made many chess sets from leather over the years. I find myself surrounded by chessmen at times and playful as I am I tend to make scenes or dioramas with them. This set of three globes came about during the start of the Ukraine/Russia conflict. I was inspired by the simplification with which chess pieces and their roles on the board reflected our complex social structures. I took it a step further and gave the pieces some more complexity while oversimplifying the steps of conflict into three stages - Coronations, liberations and the liberated. In the end we are all Pawns with different hats.