Widowsweave is an awareness raising series of performances highlighting the conditions of Iraqi Widows who often struggle to acquire even basic necessities such as clean water or adequate shelter. Through artistic durational activities the artist and public participants mark 3,000,000 lines representing the number of Iraqi widows from 30 years of war, tyranny and sanctions.
Kevin Valentine will have three new pieces in the Faculty Show at North Central College, Naperville. The reception is April 8th, from 6-8
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
12th St Beach - Day32
2000 lines in various dimensions and styles between melting snow and ice formations. Some, close to the shore, washed away partially or totally while I was there. Others wove naturally between the ice and snow. Some of the ice formations melted from the inside with the different densities of sand/water mix leaving skeletal formations of suspended ice as thin as lace. These recall the fragility of the widows' situation.
ConsciousV aka Kevin Valentine is an interdisciplinary artist focusing primarily on issues of social justice and global awareness. I work in paint, print, digital and time-based media to create installations, performance and video.