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Rest and its Relationship to Imago

Imago is known as the rebirth into your final stage. In terms of an insect it is when and insect finally reaches its adult stage. In terms of the human experience it is when a human has an ideal perspective of a person such as a parent. In this art piece his women is looking out into the distance. She is in a very relaxed pose and appears to be in a pensive state. Humans need rest to move into their final stage of adulthood. Rest is essential to all life and is also desired by most humans when they are overcome with feeling sleepy. Rest is an example of Imago in the fact all humans view it as an ideal process they want to take part in. Also the woman in Rest the art piece by Ben Timpson is in her final stage of life. She appears to be a mother like figure, in which viewers immediately place her as an Earth Mother archetype. Viewers view her as an ideal person in which they can achieve to be.
Posted By: Cody Ashy

Come, Rest Awhile by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away.

Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street,
And listen to the music, faint and sweet,

That echoes ever to a listening ear,
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear­

The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells,
Wind-blown o'er misty hills and curtained dells.

One step aside and dewy buds unclose
The sweetness of the violet and the rose;

Song and romance still linger in the green,
Emblossomed ways by you so seldom seen,

And near at hand, would you but see them, lie
All lovely things beloved in days gone by.

You have forgotten what it is to smile
In your too busy life­come, rest awhile.

In Rest, the bright colors of the woman and her relaxed position create a calm, peaceful tone which is reflected by the poem. We also see that she has color on the edges of her body, but she is white inside. This suggests purity, which one can achieve through a break from the stresses and worries of life. Much like Rest, the poem calls for a release from the common problems of the city, recommending instead that one enjoy the subtle joys of living.
William Want

The Artwork: Rest

The way the person in the art is made with the lighter, faded color in the center gives the person an overworked and worn-out look. If a person feels this way it is cause for rest. The art illustrates the way a person can fell when they are overworked, overwhelmed, or mentally drained.
Submitted by John Murden

Image: Cameo

When I first saw this image, I immediately thought of cameos which are a type of jewelry that features the profile of a face that stands out from the base of the background. In history, they generally featured wealthy patrons. In Rest, the figure feels frozen in time, similar to how the faces seem in cameos. The features are also not really expressed with much detail, similar to the faces in cameos. These faces feel like you are left to interpret the feelings behind the picture.
Submitted by Zoë Seaman-Grant

Lions Resting

When I saw this picture, it made me think of how everyone can get overwhelmed with their job in society that they get to the point of total exhaustion. The picture above shows that no matter who someone is, or what something is, or how much power something/someone has, everyone needs to rest and recuperate.
Wyatt Ball

The "Window"

I noticed that the person in this painting is looking out the invisible window that artists' love to use so often. The only difference is that the person in this painting is actually showing some emotion, with an expresion of longing and sadness.

-Matthew Hunter

After Apple-Picking

By Robert Frost

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.
I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight
I got from looking through a pane of glass
I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough
And held against the world of hoary grass.
It melted, and I let it fall and break.
But I was well
Upon my way to sleep before it fell,
And I could tell
What form my dreaming was about to take.
Magnified apples appear and disappear,
Stem end and blossom end,
And every fleck of russet showing clear.
My instep arch not only keeps the ache,
It keeps the pressure of a ladder-round.
I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.

And I keep hearing from the cellar bin
The rumbling sound
Of load on load of apples coming in.
For I have had too much
Of apple-picking: I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired.
There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch,
Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall.
For all
That struck the earth,
No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble,
Went surely to the cider-apple heap
As of no worth.
One can see what will trouble
This sleep of mine, whatever sleep it is.
Were he not gone,
The woodchuck could say whether it's like his
Long sleep, as I describe its coming on,
Or just some human sleep.


1. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor.

2. to be fixed or directed on something, as the gaze , eyes, etc.

I think the person in this painting are doing both of these things.

-T.J. Peterson


Girl With a Pearl Earring by Vermeer
When I saw Rest, it reminded me of the painting Girl With a Pearl Earring. The artworks are similar in the way both women in the art are wearing head wraps. Both women also give off a sad and thoughtful emotion.

Posted by: Louisa Hopkins

White Breeze

external image green.gifJonathan Green 1995

The work Rest reminds me of typical works done by Jonathan Green, whose style is reflecting the actions of everyday African-Americans in South Carolina. Rest seems to depict an African-American woman relaxing by a window, which reminded me of this work White Breeze. Both have washed out white colors along with blue background that represents the sky. Both works are connected throughout the subject of a relaxing African-American woman. Both were also done in the Lowcountry. The colors and subject connected the two works in my mind, and represents a large part of Lowcountry culture today. -Nate Silvestri with editing by VEAL SNOB VIOL

Analysis -
When i saw this picture i immediately noticed the apparent difference in the style of this work. It does not include miscellaneous materials and is the actual picture is carved/sketched in. I believe this represents everyone's need for variation. The woman shown is longing for something new further representing the need for change.
-Bailey Kirkland

Due to the location of the gallery during the IMAGO show (near the four corners of law, which are frequently occupied by sweetgrass basket makers targeting tourists) what first came to mind was seeing the basket weavers taking a break. I have always thought the process of making the baskets would be insanely tedious and time consuming - something that would cause the weaver to take a "rest" sooner or later. The strokes through the ink also reminded me of the weaving patterns in the baskets. Through location and subtle details a link could be made between the work of art and Charleston's native culture, therefore possibly making the work more appealing to visitors from out of town who are often interested in buying art on vacation. The colors of the work also may hint to the Gullah culture.
-Avery Allen