Sunday, 15 March 2009
Statues in Conversation
A few years ago, I was sent to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a course. I was so pleased that I had a few days to pass before flying back to Washington to catch my flight home. I was able to spend some time voyaging up the Turquoise Trail, visiting the artists en route and seeing the ghost towns, before driving to Sante Fe. This was a dream come true for I was able to visit the Georgia O'Keefe Musuem - an artist whose work I admire. When I eventually arrived in Washington, I had pre-arranged some leave and a hotel, and spent eight enjoyable days visiting museums and art galleries.
In Washington, I saw a statue of two seated figures in a square, not far from the Smithsonian. As I walked away, I heard a noise and turned round. I was in time to catch them in conversation. I sometimes wonder what they were talking about - not me I hope!