By Bronwyn Snow
Steel and jarrah seat, 1994
Cnr Swanston & Little Lonsdale Street
Bronwyn Snow’s Resting Place is a sculpture that combines aesthetics and function. 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. 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’.