If you look carefully, you will see what appear to be wavy pieces of burnished steel underneat the end of the table Mother's shrine, or throne. That consists of three pieces of scrap steel that I found in the waste bin of ADX Portland, a Portland shared workspace. I cut the wavy patterns free hand using an electric plasma cutter and then burnished them using an angle grinder.
The waves resemble an angry sea, which represents mainstream society's anxiety of us outcasts trying to assert our own place at the world's table.
Mother's steel throne, along with the steel foundation of the table represents a strong foundation we have created for ourselves.
The three lighted quartz crystals represents healing magic; torches carried to light our way in procession toward equality; and as a beacon held high to reach it's beams of light to others who are lost and need a home.
The arches embracing Mother and her torches are constructed of bicycle parts, stainless steel silverware, and pieces of scrap steel from ADX Portland and Portland's Rebuilding Center.