Resting Place 1994

SNOW, Bronwyn

Registration number

1088165

Artist/maker

SNOW, Bronwyn

Title

Resting Place

Production date

1994

Medium

steel, wood (Jarrah)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

280 x 260 x 105 cm

Credit line

Commissioned through the City of Melbourne's Percent for Art Program, 1994
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Resting Place, 1994, Bronwyn Snow

Summary

Location: cnr Swanston and Little Lonsdale Sts

Commissioned through the City of Melbourne’s Percent for Art Program, this double-sided seat of steel and jarrah offers the urban flâneur a place to rest, take stock and take in the urban environment.

Bronwyn Snow’s Resting Place is a sculpture that combines aesthetics and function. The decorative elements of the seat include two serpents – traditionally a symbol of healing, rebirth and female power – towering sunflowers, which watch over the seated, and ivy. Snow claims of the work that it is ‘a stopping point, a resting place for the weary spiritual traveller’.