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
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sand Bar on Mississippi
On the Mississippi River in the late winter sun, we each drew lines while trying to remember the widows in Iraq. I tried to encompass the little sand bar with lines on the shoreline. This seemed comforting and complete.
Ana connected beautiful curvy lines, thinking of feathers, while Dinah marked widows and casualties with marks, and cross-out marks. The warm Saturday traffic didn't disturb the tranquility down on the river. This was perhaps the most meditative event of 43 days.
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.