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
Monday, February 22, 2010
Rainbow Beach - 75th St. Day 37
I drew many lines in an free form spiral shape and circled them to connect them as one - one cell, one organism. I then connected them to the city and the city to them via a path of lines along the beach to the horizon and back, where the ghostly silhouette of Chicago hung below the dark foreboding snow clouds miles to the north. It was a strand, an umbilical cord, a lifeline to civilization from the wild, windswept beach with only the traces of animal track braking the faultless crust of snow.
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.