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 26, 2010
Oak St. Beach - Gold Coast Chicago - Day 40
I began each row as in shadow, went into the bright sun, and concluded in shadow. As the sun descended and the shadows shifted, the beginning and ends of my lines altered dramatically. Some rows ended at the waters edge near the boisterous waves, others stopped mid snow-filled-beach as the long shadows of skyscrapers joined forces with each new angle.
I thought of the temporal nature of our existence, and the evaporation of evidence.
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.