Temp Iraq War Memorial in San Francisco
Type: Physical memorial
Location: San Francisco
Country: United States
"Diamonds in the sky" was a temporary war memorial made in 2004 by American artist Karrie Hovey.
Images at Hovey’s website
Quote from article in San Francisco Gate:
"Hovey’s sculpture consists of 1,262 white porcelain stars, each about the size of a starfish, attached with magnets to a large wall of gray metal. Each bears the name, age and date of death of a U.S. or allied soldier killed in Iraq.
Together, all the names arrayed on a plain wall recall the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which Hovey acknowledged was an inspiration for her work.
But Hovey’s memorial is different -- the idea is for passers-by to remove a star from the wall, carry it away and place it somewhere else."
POSTED BY JON BRUNBERG ON 9/23/2005blog comments powered by Disqus