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

Friday, February 5, 2010

71st Street Beach - Day 18

Once again counting in the snow presents its challenges.  To close and lines converge, to hard and the snow breaks off and the lines don't scratch the frozen sand.  The bare spots are a different level from the snow.  The ends of branches skid over the surface in different patterns.  I saw question marks and the mark of puzzlement. 

Frozen hoof prints in the snow accompanied today's lines.  I assume from the trailers nearby, that they are from a police horse, yet despite many marked trailers, I saw no animals or barns or police.  In Iraq, police represent authority and this makes them a target for bombers. 6,400.

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