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

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday - Day 31 - Lee St Beach

The high waves were ominously splashing above the ice out on the edge, while I scratched out 15,400 more lines.  Inevitably, counting to half-a-million will lead to some days where the counting and marking become a sort of peaceful mantra - maybe not comforting, but expected and familiar, like the end of a long run for a runner.  I wonder if soldiers ever get to the point where a patrol or even a killing becomes so familiar that it feels good - God forbid.

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