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, January 27, 2010

Day 11 - Rogers Beach

Quiet morning, starting sunny and 13 degrees, turning overcast, then hazy. Calm.  Sand hard, but not frozen solid to the top.  13,100 lines drawn between rocks and pebbles.   Three layers of gloves, two pairs of socks (one wool), two hats plus two hoods, jeans with running tights underneath and five layers on top including insulated running jacket, like a wet suit.  It was great to see the sun.  So many of these lines go unnoticed - might even blow away before anyone even wonders what they are there for.  Again, it reminds me of Iraqi widows who are under the wire, not seen from or heard about.

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