Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chair on Swanton


Resting Place 
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’.

6 comments:

Au and Target said...

Can't see your pic :-(

Peter said...

Great artistic chair.

Kaori said...

Oh wow, is that chair growing a sunflower!? Love it :D

Carraol said...

Interesting street art, is it a bench? The subtle B&W look great in this image.

Linda said...

What a wonderful place to sit and rest!

http://nannykim-nannykim.blogspot.com/ said...

very cool piece

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