Let’s Talk

Conversation Sculpture by William McElcheran, donated in 1981, Calgary, Trip Advisor

Today when I was writing the blog I realised the words I was delivering in my dream were not profound  or political, designed to change the world. They were the common place words we use with each other - in our families, neighbourhood, shopping centre: a hello, how are you? how's the family? Let’s Talk: no less, no more.

(The Subway by Lily Furedi (oil on canvas), created in 1934 for the U.S. Public Works of Art Project.Credit: Wikipedia)

When out walking with a child.

(Walking and Talking by Jim Gerkin Credit: Pixels)

(Conversation by Kaethe Bealer. Credit: Pixels)

(Conversation by Sandor Nyilasy. Credit: Ocean's Bridge)

In the shopping centre.

(Let Me Tell You, watercolor painting of two men talking politics by Judy Buswell. Credit: judybuswell.com)

(The Conversation by George Bell. Credit: Culture Victoria)

Outside, sitting on the grass.

(Conversation by Paul Gauguin. Credit: reproductionsart.com)

(Conversation by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Credit: Arts Heaven)

The Women are Persons sculpture, created by Barbara Paterson, is a tribute to the famous five Alberta women who fought and won the battle to have women recognised as persons under the law in 1927. The ladies are inviting us to sit down on the empty chair and have tea with them. This is how they had to disguise their political meetings - as innocent tea parties... Sitting on the chair in the sculpture makes a great photo opportunity. Put yourself in the centre of a conversation with these five brave Alberta women who made history. There's an online audio experience you can listen to that recreates a discussion between the famous five women(likealocalguide.com/calgary).

The Hero Image today is People Talking by Laurence Lowry.