The Conversation - Whitehorse, Yukon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 60° 43.298 W 135° 03.239
8V E 497054 N 6731783
Quick Description: This stone sculpture, titled: "The Conversation", created by Alyx Jones in 1986, is located in front of the entrance doors to the Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre on Second Avenue.
Location: Yukon Territory, Canada
Date Posted: 6/29/2020 12:56:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM12Q1B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
On the steps of the Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre on Second Avenue. This grouping of figures is based on geographical formations found on the Dempster Highway. It also suggests the way that people might gather on the steps of the courthouse for discussion.

From a distance these figures appear larger than life, but they are actually much smaller. In fact, their heads are much too small for their bulky bodies. According to Alyx Jones, this size discrepancy illustrates the gap between the ideal and the actual practice of law.

The figures were made from tyndall and limestone. Look closely to see fossils in the stone.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Building on the Past, Looking to the Future

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Alyx Jones

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1986

Materials used: Tyndall and limestone

Location: Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre on Second Avenue.

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