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

East Wind - Thorndale - 9,000 Lines on Day 20

On the soft sand the thin but packed snow broke apart concealing many lines and turning into a sort of high-contrast camouflage. It also reminded me of Three Cups of Tea author Mortenson getting lost following a trail down the mountain.  It was hard for me to follow my own path - sometimes I drew over two rows of lines before I noticed and corrected my path.  Counting one-by-one, each individual mark, is still an imprecise science when such large numbers are combined with field conditions.

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