The Bible according to Google Earth

Posted on January 13, 2008 by Amy Tolmie


It's the work of Sydney-based “creative collective” The Glue Society. The project was commissioned by Eric Romano of Pulse Art, New York for its Miami art fair. Romano had seen the group's Hot with a Chance of a Late Storm installation, a comment on global warming in which a melting ice cream van oozed across the promenade and onto the sand at Tamarama in Australia last year as part of Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea event, and commisssioned them to create this new work.

The artists do not describe themselves as Christians, but they are interested in using new technology to make people think again about famous events. The four images depict The Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, The Crucifixion and (above) the Parting of the Red Sea.

The pictures could work as part of an RE lesson exploring one or more of the scenes, or as an inspiration to get students creating their own art work around a Biblical event.

Here's the link again.