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

Monday, February 22, 2010

Principia College

In a cold rain on the campus of Principia College, students, faculty and community members join the artist in commemorating Iraqi widows in silent, thoughtful drawing of lines.  I drew a quilt with alternating patterns.  Others drew interlocking circles that gradually freed up and seemed to take flight, an intricately patterned figure, and patchwork of lines and crossed out lines, thin lines and thick, straight and curvilinear.  One woman drew an empty box, "preserving the negative."  It was very quiet, peaceful, somber, respectful.

4,638 lines

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