Resting Place 1994
steel, wood (Jarrah)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
280 x 260 x 105 cm
Commissioned through the City of Melbourne's Percent for Art Program, 1994
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
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’.