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Local artist encourages connection through Conversation Stones along the trail

The project by Austinite Diego Miroě-Rivera features 32 stones and is part of TEMPO, the Trail Conservancy’s temporary public art program.

An overhead shot of International Shores with trees and Lady Bird Lake on the right side, conversation stones arranged in formations and an artfully cut lawn on the left.

Next time you’re up to talk, consider stopping by International Shores to sit awhile on the Conversation Stones.

Photo courtesy of the Trail Conservancy

Next time you’re on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, you might want to stop to chat.

With the intent of creating conversation, Austinite Diego Miroě-Rivera placed 32 alluvial limestones along the lawn of International Shores, 1800 S. Lakeshore Blvd. Sitting on one of the “Converation Stones” is meant to indicate that you’re open to dialogue.

The project is part of TEMPO, the Trail Conservancy’s temporary public art program.

The art piece creates an opportunity to disconnect with technology, get to know people in the community, and open yourself up to meaningful experiences, according to Miroě-Rivera’s website.

Visitors can share their experience with Miroě-Rivera by emailing conversationstones@gmail.com or leaving a message at (512) 806-1581.