Proposal Title: Diamond Monument, 11/24/2007, Web Art
Proposal Synopsis: I have built Diamond Monument as a monument to all the civilian dead of Iraq past and future and installed it over Baghdad on Google Earth. I chose the diamond as a precious gem to represent the value of life. Please feel free to enjoy this monument or participate by downloading this diamond for free from
and relocating it where you will in Iraq. Imagine many diamonds over Iraq perhaps as many as one for every life lost.
You can download the google earth browser from
you can also download the diamond monument for viewing in the Google earth browser from
Artist's Biography: James Hutchinson is a senior lecturer in fine art at the University of Sunderland and an advisor to s/lab. His work has developed alongside the development of computing and new media technologies, and is strongly informed and underscored by drawing. He has an ongoing concern with the cross-over between technology and Art . He has had numerous exhibitions including'Abstraction' Sheffield Millenium Galleries 2007, 'Betweentime' NGC Sunderland 2006, 'Planesong'(AV06) 'Drawn, Baltic Gateshead 2004/5 and Laptop lovers, The ICA 2003/4