The Last Of Summer

The Last Of Summer (Front view), 2003
53” x 96” x 86” 
Photo: Maggie Nimkin

The Last Of Summer (Back view)
Photo: Maggie Nimkin

The Last Of Summer (Detail)
Photo: Maggie Nimkin


A moment of warmth is about to pass. The figure on the rock is large and strong, but the message carried by the movement is of deep longing. The body arches in all directions: the two arms, opposite from each other, are spread like wings in flight. And while the body is in front of the viewer, the head is thrown back, possibly towards the sun. Summer is coming to a close. Time is indeed irreversible, but the yearning to hold onto it is a mark of strength and tenacity.