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Exhibition of Memorial Concepts

Artist(s): Metaphora Group, India

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Proposal Title: The Reflection., 03/14/2008, Mixed media

Proposal Synopsis: The idea is of a Reflection of a very similar monument on the other side of world the World trade center another great human tragedy. Carrying on the theme of the footprints the design of this monument is based on the rich architectural heritage left behind by the ancient Babylonians. The main ideas is of an inverted Ziggurat, stepping down in to a base of central focal point. The sides of the inverse ziggurat will be lined with the name of the people who have laid down their lives for freedom. The subterranean structure points to the tragic aspect of the structure. The name of these people will be written on paper by people from around the world sent in as a sign of solidarity. The series of these inverted Ziggurats will be enclosed in a precinct which will include museums of the rich culture of Iraq. This structure hopes to honor the dead by works of art including architecture,sculpture,painting and performing arts. This is not only a tribute to the dead, but also a reminder of the culture that gave the world the wheel.

Artist's Biography: We are a small group of architects poets and writers hoping for world peace. The world is tired of blood shed. Through our work we try to achieve peace through dialogue and intellectual exchange. The Kingdom of Heaven is spread upon the earth and men do not see it. -----The Gospel According to Thomas--------

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