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The World's Largest Chainsaw Art Inside Javier's

The world's largest piece of chainsaw art by J. Chester Armstrong at Javier's.
The world's largest piece of chainsaw art by J. Chester Armstrong at Javier's.
[Photos: Dodd Mitchell]

Behold, all that is Moorish inside Javier's, the sprawling Mexican restaurant with Orange County roots that opened last week in Aria.

The 9,000-square-foot restaurant saddles the casino floor in the former Union Restaurant space. Designer Dodd Mitchell created the Moorish feel for the space.

Most impressive, the "the world's largest piece of chainsaw art," clocking in at 3,000 pounds and spanning 25 feet. Artist J. Chester Armstrong created the five 5- by 10-foot panels that depict the Mayan Creation myth and modern Mexican history. On it, hundreds of dia de los muertos skeletons transport guest through a five-part journey that includes the dark Tree of Death to redemption in the Tree of Life.

Rope strands that splay out in chandelier fashion create a canopy over the bar, covered with a vintage roulette wheel fashioned from African Ziricote wood. The lounge, decked out in 4,000 metal nail heads, features leather booths with corset-style lacings.

Other decorating touches include hand-crafted pottery from Guadalajara, Mexico, reclaimed vintage belts on the windows and door frames and abalone tiles covering the walls and ceiling in the private dining room.
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