The Edge Of Rest

The Edge of Rest (Front view), 2002
10½” x 14” x 17¼”
Photo: Maggie Nimkin

The Edge of Rest (Side view)
10½” x 17¼” x 14”
Photo: Maggie Nimkin


The sculpture aims to capture the tension between rest and restlessness. Whether one enters a state of tranquility or comes out of it, the rest is never complete, nor is it static. The process is in a continuous motion; nothing ever stays the same. Things to come are on the edge of one’s mind, threatening to invade the state of rest. And thus, “The Edge of Rest” is a metaphor for intrusion, as it is for ambiguity.